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Sheep
Sheep management: blowfly strike, shearing documentation and SIS actions
Darren Carty
There has been some early warnings of blowfly strike over the last week, which have been mostly seen in unshorn sheep with soiled fleeces.
29 May 2024 News
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 Management
Sheep management: enzootic abortion, selling hoggets and scheme dates
While breeding seems a long time away early lamb producers in particular are being advised of potential supply shortages of enzootic abortion vaccines.
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
Sheep management: marketing sheep to maximise their sales value
The presence of agents purchasing sheep in higher numbers for live export should encourage producers to seek out the most lucrative market outlets.
22 May 2024 Management
‘Shearfest’ extravaganza on June bank holiday weekend
The Kepak All-Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing Championships take place on Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 June, in the grounds of Mountbellew Co-operative Mart. Darren Carty reports.
19 May 2024 Sheep handling
Blowfly and tick risk season on the horizon
The inclement weather experienced to date in 2024 has left few farmers thinking about blowfly and tick control but this situation will quickly change.
18 May 2024 Sheep handling
Schemes update: last chance to apply to sheep welfare scheme
The scheme, which offers payment of €8 per ewe for completion of two actions, closes for applications on Tuesday 21 May 2024.
17 May 2024 News
Optimal handling of vaccines to maximise efficiency
Vaccines are a good insurance policy to guard against disease but their value can be quickly eroded if handled incorrectly.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
Sheep Management: days left to sheep welfare scheme deadline
The closing date for the scheme offering payment of €8 per breeding female in return for completing two actions is approaching fast on 21 May 2024.
15 May 2024 Management
NSWS payment can help offset global slump in wool prices
The scheme offering payment of €8 per ewe in return for completing two actions closes on 21 May 2024.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
Sheep Management: sheep welfare scheme, orf and Eid al-Adha
The closing date for the National Sheep Welfare Scheme is approaching quickly, with a deadline date of Tuesday 21 May 2024.
8 May 2024 Management