Rams

Management of rams post-breeding

Management of rams post-breeding

With the breeding season at an end for the majority of mid-season lambing flocks, it’s important to not neglect rams,...

December 4, 2020

Sheep management: Continue to monitor the breeding flock closely

Sheep management: Continue to monitor the breeding flock closely

With the breeding season into the latter stages for the majority of mid-season lambing flocks, the importance of continually monitoring...

November 20, 2020

How to identify a ‘problem’ ram this breeding season

How to identify a ‘problem’ ram this breeding season

With the breeding season in full swing, many farmers will be hoping for positive results when the time comes to...

November 5, 2020

Sheep management: Tips to ensure a successful breeding period

Sheep management: Tips to ensure a successful breeding period

For some, the breeding season has already kickstarted, while for others, ram turnout is just around the corner. For those...

October 15, 2020

‘Achieving high performance will be difficult without the right genetics’

‘Achieving high performance will be difficult without the right genetics’

With a host of breeding sales set to take place over the coming weeks, attention will quickly turn to buying...

July 22, 2020

Sheep management: The importance of buying in replacement rams early

Sheep management: The importance of buying in replacement rams early

It’s coming to that stage in the year where the focus switches to preparing for the upcoming breeding season, particularly...

July 16, 2020

A simple way to identify an underperforming ram

A simple way to identify an underperforming ram

Breeding has commenced for many March-lambing flocks and, after the difficult year that’s just gone, farmers are hoping that their...

October 27, 2018

Strong line-up for Ireland’s largest ram sale

Strong line-up for Ireland’s largest ram sale

Since its formation, the Sheep Ireland €uroStar Multi-Breed Ram Sale has grown from strength to strength and it’s now the...

August 23, 2018

Time to complete your ram’s annual ‘NCT’

Time to complete your ram’s annual ‘NCT’

Although the breeding season may be far from the minds of many sheep farmers, now is an opportune time to...

August 15, 2018

‘Big Boy Ram Sale’ targets commercially-driven farmers

‘Big Boy Ram Sale’ targets commercially-driven farmers

Taking inspiration from the famous Logie Durno ram sale in Scotland, a group of young breeders have come together to...

August 12, 2018

Sheep focus: Over two decades of Charollais breeding in the heart of dairy country

Sheep focus: Over two decades of Charollais breeding in the heart of dairy country

On the approach to Albert Ferguson’s ‘Powerview’ Charollais flock in White’s Cross, Co. Cork, one thing becomes truly apparent –...

November 9, 2017

Suffolk ram comes out on top at Sheep Ireland’s sale

Suffolk ram comes out on top at Sheep Ireland’s sale

Sheep Ireland hosted its annual EuroStar Multi-breed Ram Sale in Tullamore Mart on Saturday, August 26. This year’s sale boosted a...

September 3, 2017

Do you have a breeding policy or do ewe lambs arrive on your farm by chance?

Do you have a breeding policy or do ewe lambs arrive on your farm by chance?

Sheep farmers have been advised to pay particular attention to the ewe lambs they choose as replacements on their farm....

August 14, 2017

Looks or paper – how should I select my ram?

Looks or paper – how should I select my ram?

The breeding season on many sheep farms is fast approaching and ram choice can have a lasting impact on any...

August 14, 2017

Breeding healthier sheep moves a step closer

Breeding healthier sheep moves a step closer

Irish farmers may be able to breed healthier sheep in the coming years through the adaption of a new health...

May 6, 2017

Sheep Ireland has no plans to verify breeders’ data

Sheep Ireland has no plans to verify breeders’ data

Sheep Ireland, a subsidiary of the ICBF, has no plans to verify the data submitted by individual breeders under the...

April 25, 2017

Swaledale ram sells for over €100,000 at annual sale

Swaledale ram sells for over €100,000 at annual sale

As ram sales come to a close for another year, a Swaledale ram has sold for £92,000 (€102,210) at one of...

November 3, 2016

Rams make €940 at Sheep Ireland ‘elite’ five-star sale

Rams make €940 at Sheep Ireland ‘elite’ five-star sale

There were 151 rams on offer at the annual Sheep Ireland Multi-breed ram sale on Saturday last in Tullamore with...

August 25, 2015