Sheep

Cases of blowfly strike on the rise

Cases of blowfly strike on the rise

With warmer weather of late, coupled with recent rainfall, incidences of blowfly strike are being reported more frequently. Blowflies are...

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‘No major glut of spring lambs for at least a month’

‘No major glut of spring lambs for at least a month’

There will be no major glut of spring lambs for at least another month, with supplies to stay tight until...

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Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge...

May 21, 2022

UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

UK sheepmeat exports for the first quarter of 2022 performed well, with exports up 19% on the same period as...

May 21, 2022

Small numbers and strong appetite see spring lamb prices increase

Small numbers and strong appetite see spring lamb prices increase

Spring lambs have seen a jump in price of up to €6/head at marts this past week, with prices up...

May 20, 2022

Video: IGA sheep conference and farm walk returns in person

Video: IGA sheep conference and farm walk returns in person

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) held its sheep conference and farm walk yesterday (Thursday, May 19) for the first time...

May 20, 2022

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool will be making payments worth £8.4 million to its members for the 2021 clip, representing an overall average...

May 20, 2022

Research will assess biocide usage patterns in Irish agriculture

Research will assess biocide usage patterns in Irish agriculture

A study is being conducted by researchers at Technological University Dublin (TUD) and University College Cork (UCC), which will investigate...

May 19, 2022

Dog attacks: IFA meets with Humphreys to seek ‘tougher sanctions’

Dog attacks: IFA meets with Humphreys to seek ‘tougher sanctions’

A delegation from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has met with Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys to...

May 19, 2022

IBLA calls for retailer action: ‘Farmers have no more left to give’

IBLA calls for retailer action: ‘Farmers have no more left to give’

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has called on Irish retailers to follow the lead of their British counterparts...

May 19, 2022

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

A small showing of spring lambs was met with a strong trade at Blessington Mart this week, with prices reaching...

May 19, 2022

Cooley Sheep Breeders inaugural ewe and lamb sale set for this weekend

Cooley Sheep Breeders inaugural ewe and lamb sale set for this weekend

Cooley Sheep Breeders’ is set to host its inaugural sale of ewes with lambs at-foot this weekend. The sale, which...

May 18, 2022

Sheep kill: Spring lamb throughput back 24% on this time last year

Sheep kill: Spring lamb throughput back 24% on this time last year

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending May 14) witnessed an increase on the week prior, as processing at factories moved back to a...

May 18, 2022

Round-bales: How much will they cost to make this year?

Round-bales: How much will they cost to make this year?

The rapid increase in grass-growth levels on farms in most parts of the country over the past two or three...

May 18, 2022

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Ireland has 9% of the total bovine population of the European Union, according to a report released today (Tuesday, May...

May 17, 2022

Sheep trade: Spring lamb base prices move up 5-10c/kg

Sheep trade: Spring lamb base prices move up 5-10c/kg

Spring lamb prices are moving in a positive direction once again this week, with factories increasing base prices by 5-10c/kg...

May 17, 2022

Pit silage: How much will it cost per acre this year?

Pit silage: How much will it cost per acre this year?

The past week has seen farmers across many parts of the country move to secure their first cut of pit...

May 17, 2022

Spring lambs top €180/head at Athenry Mart

Spring lambs top €180/head at Athenry Mart

Spring lamb prices topped €180/head at Athenry Mart today (Monday, May 16) for lambs weighing 50kg. Just under 50 lots...

May 16, 2022