Sheep

‘Collective commonage land to receive more payments in new RDP’

‘Collective commonage land to receive more payments in new RDP’

Future agri-environmental schemes offer the opportunity for claimants with commonage land to receive slightly higher payments than a non-commonage farmer...

January 23, 2014

‘Prices for sheep to remain firm in 2014’

‘Prices for sheep to remain firm in 2014’

“Compared to last year the sheep sector is in a much better position at this point,” according to Declan Fennell,...

January 21, 2014

Breeders in LambPlus break 500 mark

Breeders in LambPlus break 500 mark

Sheep Ireland has signed a record-breaking 500 breeders to its LambPlus programme. It noted the growth in performance recording breeders has been...

January 13, 2014

Teagasc Hill Sheep Conference 2014

Teagasc Hill Sheep Conference 2014

The Irish Hill Sheep sector plays an important role in the economic health of rural economies and the maintenance of...

January 10, 2014

Strong live export trade expected in 2014

Strong live export trade expected in 2014

Speaking at the Bord Bia Live export seminar in Tullamore this week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the...

January 10, 2014

Lamb kill finishes 2013 up 6%

Lamb kill finishes 2013 up 6%

According to statistics released by the Department of Agriculture the lamb kill in Ireland was up six per cent or...

January 6, 2014

Schmallenberg could still be an issue next spring

Schmallenberg could still be an issue next spring

Irish sheep producers  hoping that natural immunity might help protect their sheep from Schmallenberg virus may have had their hopes...

December 23, 2013

Sheep farm incomes set to recover in 2014

Sheep farm incomes set to recover in 2014

The outlook for Irish and EU lamb prices for 2014 is more optimistic. Teagasc forecast that sheep farm incomes will...

December 11, 2013

Sheep scanning results confirm high pregnancy rates

Sheep scanning results confirm high pregnancy rates

Scanning of the national sheep flock is starting to really kick off at the moment. AgriLand up with well-known beef, dairy...

December 9, 2013

Latest sheep and beef slaughtering figures

Latest sheep and beef slaughtering figures

The beef kill was down slightly last week on the previous week. Statistics released from the Department of Agriculture this...

December 4, 2013

Nutrition, breeding, genetics key to sheep herd health

Nutrition, breeding, genetics key to sheep herd health

Teagasc’s winter sheep seminars kick off this week, with the first meeting taking place in Dungarven, Waterford on Wednesday at...

November 18, 2013

The growing scourge of liver fluke

The growing scourge of liver fluke

Tyrone veterinary surgeon Seamus O’Kane has told AgriLand that sheep producers with breeding ewes should ensure that all early lambing...

November 7, 2013

Sheep Ireland to highlight changes to LambPlus flock recording

Sheep Ireland to highlight changes to LambPlus flock recording

Tomorrow evening will mark the start of a series of regional meetings, to be hosted by Sheep Ireland. The events will...

November 6, 2013

Grant aid for sheep fencing and handling equipment

Grant aid for sheep fencing and handling equipment

The View from Teagasc: Stock proof fencing is essential for proper grassland management. Along with effective sheep handling equipment, it is key...

October 11, 2013

‘Lower EU and import supplies to help EU sheepmeat market’

‘Lower EU and import supplies to help EU sheepmeat market’

At the latest working European forecasting for sheepmeat, the general consensus points towards some further downward pressure on output as...

October 10, 2013

Carving out a niche for the Irish lamb industry

Carving out a niche for the Irish lamb industry

COMMENT: The Irish sheepmeat industry is one of the smaller segments of the Irish agriculture sector, with an annual output...

September 20, 2013

Sheep fencing funding boost

Sheep fencing funding boost

Sheep farmers received good news today with the announcement of a funding boost for sheep fencing in mountainous areas. And the...

September 11, 2013

Better farm sheep programme a success in Kilkenny

Better farm sheep programme a success in Kilkenny

In Focus: Situated in the idyllic setting of Johnstown Kilkenny, the farm of Brian Nicholson was the setting for this...

August 31, 2013