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Achill up in arms over sheep
The Dealer
A group of residents in Co Mayo’s Achill Island is calling for a stop to roadside grazing.
20 April 2024 Markets
AHDB revises 2024 UK lamb production outlook
Higher numbers of ewe hoggets being slaughtered and a reduction in the breeding ewe flock has led to revised production figures.
17 April 2024 Management
Sheep Management: chance to finally get back on track
The rate at which conditions return to normal will vary greatly depending on land type but the upturn in weather will deliver farmer and beast a well deserved break
Organic farming - firm focus needed on feed quality
All farmers need to be conscious of feed quality but with over 2,000 sheep producers now farming organically, there is a growing spotlight on organic feed.
7 February 2024 Grass & feeding
New €8/ewe sheep scheme measures revealed
The scheme will operate separate to the Sheep Improvement Scheme, where funding is set at €12 per ewe, and see farmers commit to two measures in return for the €8/ewe payment.
31 January 2024 News
UK sheep production 1.8% lower in 2023
The reduction in production volumes stemmed from lighter lamb carcase weights and fewer ewes and rams slaughtered.
27 January 2024 News
Sheep Management: health planning, clostridial vaccination and sheep conferences
Every farming enterprise will benefit from a critical review of the flock health plan in place and the establishment of key practices to prevent disease from establishing.
17 January 2024 Management
Programme announced for Teagasc lowland sheep conferences
The conferences take place on Tuesday 23 January in the Athlone Springs Hotel and on Thursday 25 January in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.
14 January 2024 News
UK sheep flock 4% lower on 1 June 2023
The breeding ewe flock contracted by 2.4% to 15.4m head, with overall flock numbers at the lowest level since 2011.
7 January 2024 News
Driving a new farming route
Well-known mart manager Eric Driver is holding a dispersal sale of his 500-ewe flock on Saturday 13 January in Tullow Mart.
3 January 2024 News