Sheep

Bord Bia temporarily returns to remote farm audits

Bord Bia temporarily returns to remote farm audits

Bord Bia will temporarily return to remote audits for the various quality assurance schemes, it has said. The move is...

January 6, 2022

Dog attacks: ‘Lack of enforcement leaves sheep flocks vulnerable’

Dog attacks: ‘Lack of enforcement leaves sheep flocks vulnerable’

A “lack of enforcement” from authorities is being blamed for a number of dog attacks on sheep over the Christmas...

January 6, 2022

IFA president hits back at rural ministers over his criticism of mart meetings

IFA president hits back at rural ministers over his criticism of mart meetings

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that rural ministers should be looking for more funding for farmers.  President of...

January 5, 2022

ICSA urges department to be ‘flexible’ on sheep farm inspections

ICSA urges department to be ‘flexible’ on sheep farm inspections

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to show greater flexibility around sheep farm inspections...

January 5, 2022

Sheep trade: Lamb prices start the new year on a steady footing

Sheep trade: Lamb prices start the new year on a steady footing

The sheep trade is starting the new year on steady footing, with lamb prices holding to the same levels as...

January 4, 2022

Tuam Mart defers first sheep sale of 2022 due to Covid-19

Tuam Mart defers first sheep sale of 2022 due to Covid-19

Tuam Mart in Co. Galway has deferred its first sheep sale of 2022 until next week in light of the...

January 2, 2022

Exports of sheepmeat from the UK fall 12% in October

Exports of sheepmeat from the UK fall 12% in October

Continuing the trend seen for 2021, UK exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat once again witnessed a decline, with imports...

January 1, 2022

Ireland accounted for 8.5% of EU’s bovine animals in 2020

Ireland accounted for 8.5% of EU’s bovine animals in 2020

In 2020, Ireland accounted for 8.5% of total bovine numbers in Europe, almost the same level as Spain, according to...

December 31, 2021

Lambing essentials for early-lambing flocks

Lambing essentials for early-lambing flocks

For some early-lambing flocks, the first ewe has dropped, while for others, it’s a case of just being patient. If...

December 31, 2021

Key farming apprenticeships to be developed in 2022

Key farming apprenticeships to be developed in 2022

Legislation will be brought forward to facilitate the development of farm management and farm technician apprenticeships in 2022. Seventeen new...

December 30, 2021

‘No reason market conditions won’t remain strong for sheepmeat in 2022’

‘No reason market conditions won’t remain strong for sheepmeat in 2022’

Sean Dennehy has said that he can’t see why market conditions won’t remain strong for 2022, in what has been...

December 30, 2021

‘It’s been a good year for sheep prices but not without a struggle’

‘It’s been a good year for sheep prices but not without a struggle’

As 2021 is drawing to a close, Agriland decided to speak to Sean McNamara, the sheep chair of the Irish...

December 28, 2021

Back in Focus: A brand new slatted unit for a 300-ewe flock in Co. Tyrone

Back in Focus: A brand new slatted unit for a 300-ewe flock in Co. Tyrone

Our next trip down memory lane in the Back In Focus series sees Agriland go to Co. Tyrone to a...

December 28, 2021

South East Texel group gears up for 2nd annual in-lamb ewe and ewe lamb sale

South East Texel group gears up for 2nd annual in-lamb ewe and ewe lamb sale

The South East branch of the Irish Texel sheep society is holding its second annual sale of pedigree in-lamb Texel...

December 26, 2021

North East Texel Twilight sale: 71 in-lamb hoggets up for grabs

North East Texel Twilight sale: 71 in-lamb hoggets up for grabs

All roads lead to the Virginia Show Center this coming Wednesday (December 29) for the North East Texel Club’s ‘Texel...

December 25, 2021

2021 review: It’s been a majestic year for farming in Ireland

2021 review: It’s been a majestic year for farming in Ireland

It is that time of year again when we look back on the year that was, and how Irish farming...

December 24, 2021

Back In Focus: 5 of the most popular buildings Agriland visited in 2021

Back In Focus: 5 of the most popular buildings Agriland visited in 2021

Over the Christmas period, we are going to take a look back at five of the most popular buildings Agriland paid a visit...

December 24, 2021

Sheep farmer says dog attack has ‘affected the whole family’

Sheep farmer says dog attack has ‘affected the whole family’

A hill sheep farmer has said that a dog attack that left 20 ewes dead and more injured and missing...

December 22, 2021