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Northern Ireland
Bonus scheme for Hampshire Down lamb launched
Peter McCann
The farmer-led group is developing a network of local butchers to process and markets lamb through the scheme.
4 May 2022 News
Valais Blacknose sells for €3,000 at Summer Spectacular
The show was the first of its kind to be held in Tullow Mart on Monday 2 May.
4 May 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices edge up as supplies tighten; sheep trade cools
Prices for cattle have increased at processing plants in Northern Ireland this week, but hoggets and lambs have eased.
Cattle prices soar in NI marts
Mart managers in NI report an upturn in buying demand across all cattle types.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: strong live ring underpins beef price; pressure on sheep
Beef prices are holding firm in Northern Ireland, with a vibrant live ring providing plenty of competition for stock. However, hoggets and lambs are facing price pressure.
27 April 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: taking a careful approach to reducing fertiliser
It is important to remember that spreading too little fertiliser could increase the need for concentrates, writes farmer Brian Nicholson.
27 April 2022 News
Almost 60 sheep stolen in Meath
Two sheep thefts have occurred on nearby farms in Meath in recent days, with nearly €12,000 worth of stock taken in total.
27 April 2022 News
Purebreds not behaving like proper sheep
Derek Robinson had some interesting struggles when lambing a few pedigree Bluefaced Leicester sheep.
27 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: ewes with lambs at foot top €258 in Dowra
Niamh Gunn was in Dowra Mart last Friday for its general sale of sheep.
26 April 2022 Markets
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; hogget and lamb prices ease
There is little movement in factory prices for cattle in Northern Ireland, but the sheep trade has slowed.
20 April 2022 Markets
Easter and Ramadan drive lamb trade
Seamus McMenamin sheep and livestock sector manager, Bord Bia, reports that Easter and the month of Ramadan combined with no notable improvement in global supplies mean a strengthening lamb trade.
Listen: Inishowen EIP - putting cattle back on hill and flexible agroforestry
The Irish Farmers Journal went to the farm of James Breslin in Donegal, to see the actions he has carried out under the Inishowen Uplands European Innovation Partnership (EIP) scheme.
20 April 2022 Schemes