Ewes

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

Maintaining ewe BCS in early lactation is critical

Maintaining ewe BCS in early lactation is critical

The recent dry weather has enabled farmers to get their ewes and lambs out to pasture, as well as getting...

April 5, 2020

Sheep management: Grazing wet pastures can cause the onset of grass tetany in ewes

Sheep management: Grazing wet pastures can cause the onset of grass tetany in ewes

It has been a tough couple of weeks for farmers that have been lambing, with the poor weather conditions playing...

March 7, 2020

Are your ewes wasting silage? Check out how this farmer overcame this problem

Are your ewes wasting silage? Check out how this farmer overcame this problem

Last October, AgriLand paid a visit to Kenny O’Donnell – who is a pedigree Lleyn breeder – in Belmullet, Co. Mayo. He...

February 23, 2020

Graphic images: In-lamb ewes brutally attacked in Co. Galway in latest dog attack

Graphic images: In-lamb ewes brutally attacked in Co. Galway in latest dog attack

As we get closer to the lambing season, the number of dog attacks on sheep across the country continues to...

February 14, 2020

Why is it important to BCS ewes?

Why is it important to BCS ewes?

The next six-to-eight weeks are going to be vitally important on sheep farms when it comes to managing and feeding...

January 26, 2020

Lameness: What can farmers do about it?

Lameness: What can farmers do about it?

Lameness is a huge problem on sheep farms, especially this time of the year when animals are being housed and...

January 24, 2020

‘How many lambs are too many?’ – Sheep Ireland conference

‘How many lambs are too many?’ – Sheep Ireland conference

Lambs – and how they are the key driver of profitability – was the key focus of Noirin McHugh of...

January 17, 2020

‘We have 10,000 ewes across all programmes, but we need more’ – Sheep Ireland

‘We have 10,000 ewes across all programmes, but we need more’ – Sheep Ireland

“In order for the Sheep Ireland database to grow and improve, we need to add to the 10,000 ewes that...

January 17, 2020

Blessington Mart to host ‘Special Texel In-lamb sale’

Blessington Mart to host ‘Special Texel In-lamb sale’

The Special Texel In-Lamb Sale is set to take place on Saturday, December 8, in Blessington Mart, Co. Wicklow. The sale...

November 7, 2018

Farmer surprised to find ewe and five healthy lambs

Farmer surprised to find ewe and five healthy lambs

A farmer in the midlands was left surprised after a ewe gave birth to five healthy lambs, without any assistance....

March 13, 2018

Be on the watch out for twin lamb disease

Be on the watch out for twin lamb disease

It’s been a tough couple of days for sheep farmers; especially those whose flocks were exposed to the elements. With...

March 8, 2018

Forage focus: Getting a head start with ‘Redstart’

Forage focus: Getting a head start with ‘Redstart’

Forage crops have been grown for a number of seasons in UCD Lyons Research Farm, but this year has been...

December 21, 2017

Sheep factories: Quotes unchanged as Ophelia takes its toll

Sheep factories: Quotes unchanged as Ophelia takes its toll

Like some of the beef factories, ex-hurricane Ophelia left many sheep processing plants without power on Monday afternoon (October 16)....

October 18, 2017

No plans to increase payment level under the Sheep Welfare Scheme

No plans to increase payment level under the Sheep Welfare Scheme

There are no plans on the horizon to increase the level of payment under the Sheep Welfare Scheme, according to...

September 27, 2017

Soya Bean Meal – the go to protein for ewes in late pregnancy

Soya Bean Meal – the go to protein for ewes in late pregnancy

Energy is the first limiting factor in the late pregnancy diet of a ewe, according to Gain Feeds’ Martin Ryan,...

February 25, 2017

What must farmers do under each action of the Sheep Welfare Scheme?

What must farmers do under each action of the Sheep Welfare Scheme?

The €25m Sheep Welfare Scheme, which was introduced under Budget 2017, last week closed to applications with the Department of...

February 12, 2017