Sheep News

Ewe lambs come out on top at Zwartbles Eíre sale

Ewe lambs come out on top at Zwartbles Eíre sale

Last Saturday, November 20, Zwartbles Eíre hosted its first ever regional sale of pedigree Zwartbles. Giving a rundown of the...

November 26, 2021

New reference periods in sheep scheme ‘worth over €2m’ more to farmers

New reference periods in sheep scheme ‘worth over €2m’ more to farmers

Commenting on the issuing today (Friday, November 26) of the advance payments for the 2021 Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS), Irish...

November 26, 2021

€16m in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to begin

€16m in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to begin

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced the commencement of advance payments under year five of...

November 26, 2021

Vet prescriptions to be formally valid for one year – ICSA

Vet prescriptions to be formally valid for one year – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that farmers will be relieved that the introduction of a...

November 25, 2021

Sheep kill: Throughput witnesses a decrease once again for last week

Sheep kill: Throughput witnesses a decrease once again for last week

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending November 20) saw a decrease of 1,046 head on the previous week, figures from the...

November 25, 2021

Factory moves on lamb prices ‘at odds with market’

Factory moves on lamb prices ‘at odds with market’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has criticised what it claims are moves by meat processors to weaken lamb prices, which...

November 24, 2021

Ballybay Mart: ‘Back in business’ as sales resume

Ballybay Mart: ‘Back in business’ as sales resume

Ballybay Mart manager Mattie Gilliland has today, Wednesday, November 24, confirmed to Agriland that livestock sales are set to resume...

November 24, 2021

Slick Chix Production Sale sees prices top €3,300 for a ewe lamb

Slick Chix Production Sale sees prices top €3,300 for a ewe lamb

On Friday evening last, Tullow Mart played host to the Slick Chix Charollais Female Production Sale. The sale of the...

November 24, 2021

‘Time has come’ to realise the ‘potential’ of Irish wool industry

‘Time has come’ to realise the ‘potential’ of Irish wool industry

The “time has come” to realise the “potential” of the Irish wool industry. The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association...

November 23, 2021

Ballybay Mart: Case to come before the High Court today

Ballybay Mart: Case to come before the High Court today

Ballybay Mart’s case on its recent licence suspension is set to come before the High Court today, Tuesday, November 23....

November 23, 2021

UK sheepmeat exports fall 16% year-on-year for the month of September

UK sheepmeat exports fall 16% year-on-year for the month of September

UK sheepmeat exports, once again, continue to follow the same trend that has been seen throughout 2021 – a downward...

November 22, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices continue upward trajectory

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices continue upward trajectory

The sheep trade in Northern Ireland (NI) continues to strengthen, with lamb prices between October 30 and November 30, increasing...

November 22, 2021

‘Factories freely paying €7.30-7.40/kg for lambs’

‘Factories freely paying €7.30-7.40/kg for lambs’

Factories are freely paying €7.30-7.40/kg for lambs, with prices up to and exceeding €7.50/kg in cases, according to Sean Dennehy....

November 20, 2021

Experts appointed to conduct review into potential markets for wool products

Experts appointed to conduct review into potential markets for wool products

Minister Pippa Hackett has announced the appointment of The Agile Executive to conduct a review of the potential demand in...

November 19, 2021

Sheep kill: Throughput dips back slightly on last week

Sheep kill: Throughput dips back slightly on last week

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending November 13) saw a decrease of 1,943 head on the previous week, figures from the...

November 18, 2021

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

After much speculation among farmers, Teagasc has moved to outline the “inventory carbon values” for Irish hedgerows and grasslands. In...

November 18, 2021

Ballybay Mart: High Court to ‘further consider’ licence suspension

Ballybay Mart: High Court to ‘further consider’ licence suspension

The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) has issued a statement on the temporary suspension of Ballybay Mart’s licence, in which...

November 17, 2021

Lamb prices up €10, making up to €178/head at Athenry

Lamb prices up €10, making up to €178/head at Athenry

A strong trade for lambs was seen at Athenry Mart this morning (Monday, November 15) with prices up €10/head across...

November 15, 2021