Sheep

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

‘Super trade all round and long may it continue’

“A super trade all round and long may it continue.” These were the words of Sean McNamara the sheep chairman...

April 9, 2021

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

The new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – the successor to Food Wise 2025 – will see an increased focus on...

April 8, 2021

Nematodirus forecast issued by the department

Nematodirus forecast issued by the department

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) released its Nematodirus forecast late last week – with peak hatching...

April 8, 2021

First ‘European Wool Day’ to be held this Friday

First ‘European Wool Day’ to be held this Friday

The European Wool Exchange Foundation (EWE) is holding its first European Wool Day this Friday (April 9) virtually. The aim...

April 7, 2021

Sheep trade: Spring lamb and hogget prices drive on

Sheep trade: Spring lamb and hogget prices drive on

The sheep trade has once again pushed on this week, with demand very strong as factories look to build supplies...

April 7, 2021

Sheep marts: Spring lamb trade bursts into life as prices break €200 mark

Sheep marts: Spring lamb trade bursts into life as prices break €200 mark

The spring lamb trade burst into life last week, with top prices at sheep marts breaking the €200 mark. The...

April 6, 2021

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Last Friday saw Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, agree a £1.27 million Covid-19 support package for the sheep industry...

April 6, 2021

Sheep grassland management: Establishing grazing groups

Sheep grassland management: Establishing grazing groups

It’s been a spring to forget so far, especially in terms of grassland management and trying to establish grazing groups....

April 6, 2021

Sheep kill down over 50,000 head on this time last year

Sheep kill down over 50,000 head on this time last year

The latest weekly kill figures from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) show that the sheep kill...

April 4, 2021

Spring lambs at sales dominate the headlines as prices breach €200

Spring lambs at sales dominate the headlines as prices breach €200

Records continue to be broken at sales this week, with spring lambs at sales in marts breaching the €200 mark...

April 4, 2021

Spring lamb trade reaches new highs at Tullow as prices top €214

Spring lamb trade reaches new highs at Tullow as prices top €214

Another super trade was seen for the spring lamb trade at Tullow Mart once again this week at the mart’s...

April 3, 2021

Farmer’s view: Managing yearling ewes pre-lambing and post-lambing

Farmer’s view: Managing yearling ewes pre-lambing and post-lambing

In the latest Teagasc Ovicast episode Tomás O’Leary, a sheep farmer from Co. Kerry who is part of the BETTER...

April 3, 2021

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million for NI...

April 2, 2021

Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) livestock advisor Nigel Gould, mineral deficiencies can be an issue...

April 1, 2021

Covid-19 restrictions: Marts ‘must continue’ to operate online

Covid-19 restrictions: Marts ‘must continue’ to operate online

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is “monitoring the situation and will liaise with marts in due course”...

April 1, 2021

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Silage can never be as high a quality of forage as the grass from which it was initially made. and...

April 1, 2021

Decline in EU sheepmeat production seen in 2020

Decline in EU sheepmeat production seen in 2020

Sheepmeat production in the EU for 2020 saw an overall decrease of 4% (-16,000t) on 2019 levels, according to the...

April 1, 2021

EU agricultural sector prospects ‘favourable’ – commission

EU agricultural sector prospects ‘favourable’ – commission

Prospects for the EU agricultural sector are “favourable” after showing resilience against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, according to the...

March 31, 2021