Sheep

‘Don’t let worms hinder the fertility of ewe lambs ahead of breeding’

‘Don’t let worms hinder the fertility of ewe lambs ahead of breeding’

Independent UK sheep consultant Dr. Liz Genever is warning of poor conception rates in ewe lambs this autumn if worms...

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Sheep marts: Factory lambs see an improved trade

Sheep marts: Factory lambs see an improved trade

It’s been a positive week of trading at marts, with a relatively good demand being seen across the board –...

September 24, 2021

Schools are queuing up to host LMC beef and lamb cookery demos

Schools are queuing up to host LMC beef and lamb cookery demos

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is confirming large numbers of schools across Northern Ireland have submitted requests to host...

September 23, 2021

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

A “technical solution” is reportedly available for livestock trade issues between Britain and Northern Ireland, but would require political buy-in...

September 23, 2021

Sheep Breeders Round Table to include international ovine experts

Sheep Breeders Round Table to include international ovine experts

There are just seven weeks to go until the 2021 Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT). The online event takes place...

September 22, 2021

Looking to achieve a compact lambing period? Here’s how you can

Looking to achieve a compact lambing period? Here’s how you can

A compact lambing period is the ultimate goal on many sheep farms; however, in some cases, it is sometimes hard...

September 22, 2021

‘Extremely tight’ lamb supplies swing control ‘in farmers’ favour’

‘Extremely tight’ lamb supplies swing control ‘in farmers’ favour’

Lamb supplies are “extremely tight” this week, swinging control “back in farmers’ favour”, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed....

September 21, 2021

‘Take no less than €6.00/kg, as lamb prices improve’

‘Take no less than €6.00/kg, as lamb prices improve’

Farmers should take no less than €6.00/kg for lambs, as factory tactics of pulling prices appear to have backfired, according...

September 21, 2021

Sheep trade: Bright start to the week, as lamb prices strengthen

Sheep trade: Bright start to the week, as lamb prices strengthen

The sheep trade is starting on a brighter note at the start of this week, with a steady to stronger...

September 21, 2021

‘Lambs from north processed ahead of local supplies’ – ICSA

‘Lambs from north processed ahead of local supplies’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said it is “demanding answers” from processors, asserting that lambs imported...

September 20, 2021

Department called on to ensure maximum scheme payouts

Department called on to ensure maximum scheme payouts

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to ensure that farmers receive maximum payouts for...

September 20, 2021

Meat processors laud ‘positive step’ for access to China

Meat processors laud ‘positive step’ for access to China

The signing of formal protocols which have advanced the case for the export of sheepmeat and breeding pigs to China...

September 20, 2021

Lamb and cull ewe trade eases back at marts

Lamb and cull ewe trade eases back at marts

Lamb prices last week, similar to the previous week, have eased back again at marts to the tune of €3-5/head,...

September 20, 2021

UK sheepmeat exports for July down 26% on the year

UK sheepmeat exports for July down 26% on the year

Once again, the UK has witnessed a decline in exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat – this time for the...

September 19, 2021

Bord Bia ‘ready to hit the ground running’ in China

Bord Bia ‘ready to hit the ground running’ in China

Bord Bia has welcomed the signing of formal protocols which have advanced the case for the export of sheepmeat and...

September 18, 2021

Ewe lambs outshining hogget ewes at marts

Ewe lambs outshining hogget ewes at marts

The trade for ewe lambs at marts is strongly outdoing that of the trade for hogget ewes at sales. Speaking...

September 18, 2021

Pics and prices: Brisk trade for ewe lambs at Tuam Mart

Pics and prices: Brisk trade for ewe lambs at Tuam Mart

On Tuesday evening (September 14) Tuam Mart held its weekly sale of sheep, which saw close to 2,400 sheep on...

September 18, 2021

Protocols signed for sheepmeat and breeding pig access to China

Protocols signed for sheepmeat and breeding pig access to China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced that “significant advances” have been made in gaining access...

September 18, 2021