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Jack Kennedy
The weather is cold and dry, so there isn't much happening in the fields, but there is still plenty happening in farming.
7 December 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Tune in to winter feeding webinar
The NI Sheep programme will hold a winter feeding webinar on Thursday 15 December starting at 7.30pm.
7 December 2022 Pedigree
Derrylahan Texel dispersal to take place in Ballinrobe
Adam Woods previews the Derrylahan Texel flock dispersal sale which takes place this weekend in Aurivo Mart, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo.
Minority breeds lead to success in Tullamore
Shanon Kinahan reports from the second annual rare and minority breed sheep sale which saw entries exceed 150 sheep.
7 December 2022 Pedigree
Sheep dipping facilities: keeping the environment and your own health in mind
With sheep dip being one of the most hazardous tasks undertaken on a sheep farm, a proper dipping system in place is required to keep risks to human health and the environment to a minimum.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Jump in EU beef imports
EU imports of beef surge in the first nine months of 2022 and lamb imports also increase.
7 December 2022 News
Vets want tightening of slaughter stunning rules
Veterinary Ireland is also pushing for meat to be labelled with information that would let shoppers know whether an animal was stunned or not before slaughter.
7 December 2022 News
NI Trends: prime cattle and cow prices edging upwards; fat lambs hold firm
Factory prices on prime cattle and cull cows are improving in Northern Ireland this week, although there is a much steadier outlook in the sheep trade.
7 December 2022 Markets
Pace of change a theme at Fianna Fáil conference
The raft of changes that have taken place in agriculture policy since Charlie McConalogue became Minister in 2020 were documented in Tyrellspass on Saturday.
7 December 2022 News
Handling focus: designing the unit for yourself and the animal
The design of a handling unit should take into account both the safety of the operator and the safety of the livestock passing through it.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Sheep Management: sheep Improvement Scheme and TAMS deadline
There have been a number of changes in the Sheep Improvement Scheme announced this week, including a later closing date and more options around pregnancy scanning.
7 December 2022 Management
Sheep mart prices: factory price pull hits mart trade
Agents remain keen for lambs, but they are not willing to compete to the same intensity as in previous weeks due to the recent easing in factory quotes.
7 December 2022 Markets