Ewes

‘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

Return to wintry conditions this weekend will impact on feed requirements of hill ewes lambing

Return to wintry conditions this weekend will impact on feed requirements of hill ewes lambing

Ewes lambing this weekend may require additional feeding and shelter, according to Teagasc’s Tom Coll. The Mohill-based sheep advisor was...

April 23, 2015

How to manage sheep when grass is scarce

How to manage sheep when grass is scarce

If grass is scarce (<3.5-4cm), as a guide, feed 0.75-1.0kg/head/day during the first three weeks to ewes in good condition that are rearing...

April 18, 2015