Ewes

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

‘Deciding not to vaccinate ewes is an unacceptable risk to take’

‘Deciding not to vaccinate ewes is an unacceptable risk to take’

Deciding not to vaccinate ewes for clostridial diseases is an unacceptable risk to take, according to Dr. Michael Doherty from University College...

January 26, 2017

‘Highly prolific flock’ of 200 ewes to be sold in dispersal sale

‘Highly prolific flock’ of 200 ewes to be sold in dispersal sale

A flock of 200 Texel Belclare cross ewes is set to go under the hammer in a dispersal sale in...

January 25, 2017

Weekly sheep kill figures remain steady

Weekly sheep kill figures remain steady

For the week ending November 20 sheep kill figures remained steady, with official figures showing an overall decrease of less than...

November 24, 2016

Lamb market mixed but ewe prices come under pressure

Lamb market mixed but ewe prices come under pressure

There has been a good deal of movement in the sheep factory trade this week, with some processors easing off...

October 11, 2016

IFA to push for the introduction of direct sheep payments

IFA to push for the introduction of direct sheep payments

The IFA will meet the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney tomorrow (Tuesday) to press for the introduction of direct sheep...

November 2, 2015

Breeding from ewe lambs; the factors affecting performance – Teagasc

Breeding from ewe lambs; the factors affecting performance – Teagasc

Breeding ewe lambs, provided that they are managed to meet their nutritional requirements, reduces the cost of rearing replacements and increases...

August 1, 2015