Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Martin Merrick
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
5 June 2024 Buildings
Setting up for success with sheep dipping facilities
While being one of the most effective controls of external parasites for sheep, dipping is both a laboursome and dangerous task, though steps can be taken to reduce risks and labour.
24 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.
Camera at the Mart: exporters drive lamb trade in Dowra
There was a lightning trade for lambs and hoggets, with competition boosted by live export buying and demand outstripping supplies.
22 May 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: exporters light up lamb trade in Tuam
Adam Woods reports from Tuam Mart’s general sheep sale on Tuesday of this week.
22 May 2024 Markets
Later completion dates for hill farmers in new sheep scheme
The INHFA said that where a farmer avails of the later completion date, it will mean their payment under the scheme will not be paid "until the end of December or early January".
3 May 2024 News
Lambing 2024 – a game of two halves
Derek Robinson has had a successful lambing season, despite the challenging weather
Keeping the neighbours guessing
The Dealer was reminded this week that you really can't beat neighborhood politics.
24 April 2024 Dealer
Dog attack kills 10 sheep in Tipperary
A Tipperary farmer has lost 10 sheep after two dogs attacked and killed them, costing him €2,000.
17 April 2024 News
Hill sheep farmers fail to retrieve ewes ahead of lambing
Weather has put hill sheep farmers in a tough position as they begin lambing this spring.
13 April 2024 News
Wet weather puts contingency plan under strain
Having a contingency plan for relentless rain is vital for farming businesses, writes Derek Robinson
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep mart comment: trade remains firm though spring lamb numbers low
Similar last week, while overall trade is strong, there is a low number of spring lambs coming through marts.
10 April 2024 Markets