ewe lambs

Demand for store and ewe lambs ramps-up

Demand for store and ewe lambs ramps-up

Speaking to mart managers during the week, many have commented on the growing demand among farmers for store and ewe...

July 25, 2021

Beginning the process of picking out ewe lambs for breeding at weaning time

Beginning the process of picking out ewe lambs for breeding at weaning time

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

June 25, 2021

Breeding sales: Suffolk-cross Cheviot ewe lambs make up to €230/head at Stranorlar

Breeding sales: Suffolk-cross Cheviot ewe lambs make up to €230/head at Stranorlar

Another strong sale of breeding sheep was reported across marts last week. A good few special breeding sales also took...

September 9, 2020

Breeding sales: Ewe lambs catch the eye across marts

Breeding sales: Ewe lambs catch the eye across marts

There continues to be a strong demand across marts for breeding sheep, with ewe lambs, over the past week, catching...

September 2, 2020

What weight should my ewe lambs be at breeding?

What weight should my ewe lambs be at breeding?

The start of August marked the beginning of the breeding sale season and, since then, marts up and down the...

August 30, 2020

Breeding sales: Strong demand for hoggets

Breeding sales: Strong demand for hoggets

Mart managers reported a strong trade once again for breeding sheep, with ewe hoggets, in particular, catching the eye. A...

August 25, 2020

Breeding sales: Ewe lambs top out at €165/head; hoggets fetch up to €272/head

Breeding sales: Ewe lambs top out at €165/head; hoggets fetch up to €272/head

A strong trade for ewe lambs was reported across marts last week, with hoggets and breeding ewes also trading strongly....

August 18, 2020

Breeding sales get off to a flyer

Breeding sales get off to a flyer

Since the start of August, breeding sales across the country kicked off, as farmers gear up for the upcoming breeding...

August 11, 2020

Sheep management: Selecting replacement ewe lambs and culling ‘problem ewes’

Sheep management: Selecting replacement ewe lambs and culling ‘problem ewes’

Since the beginning of June, depending on when the lambing season kicked off, weaning will have or will be taking...

June 29, 2020

Are my ewe lambs heavy enough for breeding?

Are my ewe lambs heavy enough for breeding?

Given the pressures at lambing time, many farmers often decide against lambing down ewe lambs. However, where the correct management...

October 24, 2018

Ewe lambs reach €180 at this year’s Tullow show and sale

Ewe lambs reach €180 at this year’s Tullow show and sale

Some 1,170 sheep were on offer at this year’s Tullow Sheep Breeders Association Show and Sale in Tullow Mart last...

August 15, 2017

Do you have a breeding policy or do ewe lambs arrive on your farm by chance?

Do you have a breeding policy or do ewe lambs arrive on your farm by chance?

Sheep farmers have been advised to pay particular attention to the ewe lambs they choose as replacements on their farm....

August 14, 2017

Another livestock theft reported in the North as 43 ewe lambs stolen

Another livestock theft reported in the North as 43 ewe lambs stolen

Some 43 ewe lambs have been reported stolen from a field in Co. Derry, the second theft of sheep in...

February 13, 2017

‘Breeding from ewe lambs affects the bottom line’

‘Breeding from ewe lambs affects the bottom line’

Breeding from ewe lambs affects the bottom line on sheep farms, according to Teagasc’s Tim Keady. The Teagasc Research Officer...

November 4, 2016

‘Farmers should have their eyes open when breeding ewe lambs’

‘Farmers should have their eyes open when breeding ewe lambs’

Breeding ewe lambs offers farmers the opportunity to increase the number of saleable lambs but, according to Teagasc’s Tim Keady,...

November 18, 2015