Tullamore Farm update: First fatch of 2024-born lambs drafted
Adam Woods
A batch of 16 March-born lambs weighing from 42kg to 50kg were slaughtered on Thursday. Manager Shaun Diver details the full slaughter performance.
21 June 2024 News
Weekend weather: temperatures of 22°C on Sunday
Mixed and mild weather has been forecast for Friday and Saturday, with Sunday turning warm and bright.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Coming out the right side of a challenging year
Roscommon farmer Shane Moore told farmers at a recent farm walk that despite being one of the most challenging years experienced lamb performance is surprisingly positive.
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes cut by 50c/kg to 70c/kg
Base quotes have been pulled significantly at three time periods over the last week, with cuts equating to a reduction of €10 to €15 on a carcase weighing 21kg.
19 June 2024 Markets
Sheep mart prices: factory cuts stifle agent buying power
The extent of the reduction in prices recorded over the last week has ranged anywhere from €5/head to upwards of €10/head.
19 June 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: trade withstands price pressure in Elphin
While factory agents were keen to reduce prices, the presence of online purchasing activity for fleshed lambs kept a firm floor under the trade and minimised price reductions.
19 June 2024 Markets
Cork claim Championship cup at Charollais All Ireland's
Sunday 9 June was a day full of excitement for Charollais sheep breeders and enthusiasts who attended Dundalk Show for the breeds 2024 All-Ireland finals reports Shanon Kinahan
19 June 2024 Pedigree
Pensioner denied farm safety grant after paying cash
Christy O’Neill, a 78-year-old farmer from mid-Kerry, applied for the money back under the National Farm Safety Measure 2023.
19 June 2024 News
Limited availability of sheep abortion vaccines
Supply chain issues are likely to create a shortage off vaccines preventing enzootic abortion in sheep.
19 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Dawn Meats to expand for Aldi contract
New Aldi contract of 25m per year, will mean 15 new jobs and triggers a €5m expansion for Dawn's Waterford factory.
19 June 2024 News
Sheep Management: worm counts, lamb kill out and nuisance flies
With temperatures rising, worm burdens are likely to be a greater concern over the next week.
19 June 2024 Management
One in five sheep farmers to cut flock size
Another 15% of sheep farmers expect to lift their ewe numbers on 2023's levels.
19 June 2024 News