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Sheep
UK sheep production up 22% in April
Darren Carty
Total production of 24,300t was 4,400t higher year-on-year with the lamb kill totalling just over one million head.
13 May 2022 News
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - good weather, good prices and the BPS application
With the good weather and good prices we talk about what is happening in the fields and what farmers need to do now.
12 May 2022 News
Watch: new sheep classes take centre stage on day two of Balmoral Show
Niamh Gunn reports from day two of the sheep judging competition at Balmoral Show.
Clipex: Australian designed fencing ideal for Irish conditions
While Clipex fencing has been on the Irish market now for five years, it has recently begun to gain huge traction among drystock and dairy farmers in search of a long-term fencing solution.
11 May 2022 Buildings
€1,000 silage scheme 'can go a long way' for a small farmer
Niamh Gunn was in Carnaross Mart to chat to farmers about their views on the €100/ha silage and hay scheme to be introduced for sheep and beef farmers.
11 May 2022 News
Minister Humphreys looks to double dog attack fine to €5,000
The Department for Rural and Community Development is responsible for the Control of Dogs Act and dog licensing.
11 May 2022 News
Bigger and better FBD National Livestock Show returns
Niamh Gunn attended the launch of Tullamore Show, Ireland’s largest one-day agricultural show in Co Westmeath this week.
11 May 2022 News
IFA sheep chair "at the end of his tether" on dog attacks
Kevin Comiskey says farmer's sheep flocks and their owners are not receiving adequate protection from the application of the laws governing dogs.
11 May 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: decisions need to be made to maintain grazing quality
Strong growth in most areas of the country means keeping grazing quality ahead of stock now becomes the priority.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Sheep Management: drafting lambs, grassland management and CT scanning
Lamb performance has improved in recent weeks on the back of increased grass supplies and higher temperatures and producers need to be mindful to draft lambs regularly.
11 May 2022 Management
NI trends: finished cattle prices continue to rise; sheep trade hardens
Factory prices for finished cattle in Northern Ireland continue to edge upwards, while tighter supplies has seen improved demand for sheep.
11 May 2022 Markets
Prices harden as most hoggets gone
Supplies of factory-fit hoggets are tailing off at pace, leading to higher prices on offer, write Kieran Mailey and Peter McCann.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland