Ewe

Surfer saves sheep from drowning off Clare cliff

Surfer saves sheep from drowning off Clare cliff

By Gordon Deegan A Lahinch surfer has saved an ‘exhausted’ sheep from drowning after the sheep had fallen off a...

January 7, 2021

Breeders split on merits of four-day Balmoral Show

Breeders split on merits of four-day Balmoral Show

The four-day Balmoral Show format has worked for Co. Down Blonde breeder William McElroy. But there is an almost equal...

May 15, 2017

Coveney not commiting to IFA €20 ewe premium proposal

Coveney not commiting to IFA €20 ewe premium proposal

An IFA proposal for €20 per ewe direct payment to assist sheep and hill farmers has got a less than favourable...

January 23, 2016

Kiwi sheep gives birth to quadruplet lambs

Kiwi sheep gives birth to quadruplet lambs

A two-year old Southdown ewe in New Zealand has given birth to healthy quadruplet lambs – a rarity in the...

August 28, 2015

Good weather encourages a significant turnout of cattle in Co. Tipperary

Good weather encourages a significant turnout of cattle in Co. Tipperary

Large numbers of cattle will be turned out in the Co. Tipperary area this week, according to Teagasc Drystock Advisor...

April 7, 2015

‘Colostrum feeding is critical to prevent lambs dying from exposure’

‘Colostrum feeding is critical to prevent lambs dying from exposure’

Given the current unseasonal weather conditions lambs must get colostrum as soon as they are born, according to Teagasc Business...

April 2, 2015

Hill lambing season to get underway within days

Hill lambing season to get underway within days

Hill ewes in North Co Mayo will start lambing within the next fortnight, according to Porturlin flock owner Tony Flannery....

March 19, 2015

Managing lambs in the peak lambing week

Managing lambs in the peak lambing week

Traditionally, St Patrick’s week is the peak time for lambing and Teagasc recently reported that ewes have scanned well this year with...

March 17, 2015

Schmallenberg threat fails to materialise

Schmallenberg threat fails to materialise

The much talked about threat of a widespread Schmallenberg outbreak this year has not come to pass, according to Teagasc...

March 6, 2015

Bluestone should not be used in Texel sheep footbaths, expert warns

Bluestone should not be used in Texel sheep footbaths, expert warns

Texel sheep producers should not use bluestone in foot baths, according to independent veterinary consultant Dr Fiona Lovett. Speaking at...

February 10, 2015

Body condition determines ewe feeding programmes

Body condition determines ewe feeding programmes

Flockowners should body condition score (BCS) each ewe at scanning and then again a month before lambing in order to...

February 9, 2015

Genetics research to improve ewe longevity

Genetics research to improve ewe longevity

New research funded by EBLEX into the genetics of ewe longevity could benefit the sheep industry on the back of...

November 27, 2014