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Teagasc Athenry

An ongoing Teagasc trial shows there is potential to finish light hill lambs with a reasonable fat cover.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
The sheep research demonstration farm has taken a new direction and is assessing the potential role of clover in pasture-based lamb production systems.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
Dr Tim Keady and Noel McNamara give an update on the first four years of a trial looking at the effect that age of first lambing and ewe genotype has on lifetime performance.
By Contributor on 05 October 2017
One of the key messages delivered at yesterday’s sheep technical day in Teagasc Athenry is the importance of increasing output in line with improved grassland productivity.
By Darren Carty on 22 June 2017
The New Zealand Texel and Suffolk ewes are performing slightly ahead of Irish Suffolk and Texel ewes in Teagasc Athenry.
By Darren Carty on 20 April 2017
A later lamb drafting pattern and lower autumn grass growth is leading to ewes being housed two weeks earlier than normal.
By Darren Carty on 01 December 2016
Teagasc store lamb open day provides numerous production tips
There is potential in store lamb finishing systems with farmers advised to complete a realistic budget to identify the most economic finishing system.
By Darren Carty on 18 November 2016
It’s all action in the INZAC flock as lambing finishes and milk yield analysis begins.
By Darren Carty on 07 April 2016
Teagasc trials in Mellows Campus Athenry are investigating the most economical ways of binging lambs to marketable weights.
By Contributor on 24 September 2015
Tim Keady and Seamus Fagan outline the results of a trial investigating trace element supplementation of lambs post weaning.
By Contributor on 20 August 2016
One of the major advantages sheep breeding has over cattle is that the life cycle allows for a much quicker shift in the direction.
By Justin McCarthy on 18 June 2015
Co-ordinators of technical villages give a flavour of what patrons can expect to see at Sheep 2015.
By Darren Carty on 11 June 2015
Darren Carty previews the Young Sheep Farmer Competition at Sheep 2015.
By Darren Carty on 11 June 2015
Sheep 2015 will host one of the largest sheep breed exhibits to take place in Ireland in 2015.
By Darren Carty on 11 June 2015
Sheep 2015, being held on Saturday 20 June in Teagasc Athenry, is gaining momentum with plans progressing well.
By Darren Carty on 12 March 2015
Rumours continue regarding the suckler demonstration herd being planned for Teagasc Athenry in conjunction with Dawn Meats.
By The Dealer on 04 December 2014
With breeding progressing well, the Athenry demo flocks are taking steps to lengthen the grazing season and have sufficient grass supplies next spring.
By Darren Carty on 30 October 2014
Dr Tim Keady and Noel McNamara, Teagasc, Athenry, outline the results of an ongoing trial looking at factors affecting performance of ewe lambs and subsequent lifetime performance.
By Contributor on 02 October 2014
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