Sheep Farming News

Denis Carroll elected new chair of Sheep Ireland board
Darren Carty
The sheep and dairy farmer from Kerry takes over from outgoing chair Alex Clarke, Texel sheep breeder from Meath.
12 June 2024 News
Buying for Eid underpinning peak sheep kill
In addition to peak throughput in factories reports indicate the festival will significantly boost the number of sheep exported live from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
8 June 2024 News
Record Australian lamb exports of 36,307t in May
Sheep slaughter figures and lamb export volumes appear to be setting new milestones on a monthly basis.
Shearing finals attract thousands to Mountbellew
The mood among farmers attending the event was generally good, with farmers looking for a chance to get a break after a seriously challenging spring.
5 June 2024 News
Australian lamb kill reaches record high
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its official livestock production and slaughter figures for the first quarter of 2024.
4 June 2024 News
Jones and Robinson claim top accolades at Kepak sheep shearing championships
Welsh shearer Richard Jones won the All-Nations Open Final while Derry man Jack Robinson claimed the All-Ireland Open title.
3 June 2024 News
Big crowds flock to day one of Kepak sheep shearing championships
Day two shearing competitions are under way on Sunday, with elite shearers from across the globe competing and can be watched online for those who cannot attend in person.
2 June 2024 News
Eye in the sky to be used for ACRES checks in 2024
The Department of Agriculture has issued correspondence to advisers reminding them that the AMS will be used to check compliance with extensively grazed pasture and winter bird food actions in 2024.
31 May 2024 Schemes
Stage set for Kepak sheep shearing championships
The stage for shearing competitions has been constructed in Mountbellew Mart with the timeline for competitions announced.
29 May 2024 News
Hugh Farrell appointed as the ICSA’s new general secretary
Farrell previously served as an elected representative in the drystock farmers' group.
27 May 2024 News
Over 17,000 farmers apply to the new National Sheep Welfare Scheme
Minister McConalogue has confirmed that there were 17,167 applications for the National Sheep Welfare Scheme by the closing date.
24 May 2024 News
Key practices driving a successful Donegal enterprise
Over 300 farmers flocked to the recent IGA sheep farm walk to get a glimpse of the farming system run by Margaret and Jack Stevenson.
22 May 2024 News