Lamb

Organic Scheme: Calls for more inclusion of beef and lamb

Organic Scheme: Calls for more inclusion of beef and lamb

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has welcomed the increase in funding for the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)...

October 14, 2021

LMC to participate in NI’s first Food Strategy Framework consultation

LMC to participate in NI’s first Food Strategy Framework consultation

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland will be participating in the consultation that will lead to the...

October 11, 2021

Meat consumption on the rise in Northern Ireland

Meat consumption on the rise in Northern Ireland

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) has highlighted the most recent meat consumption trends contained within a...

August 12, 2021

Mayo Blackface Group rebrands as Ólas Hill Farms

Mayo Blackface Group rebrands as Ólas Hill Farms

The Mayo Blackface Group has rebranded as Ólas Hill Farms and, in partnership with Bord Bia, has launched a new...

August 6, 2021

It’s time that the methane issue is put in proper context

It’s time that the methane issue is put in proper context

I am heartened by the fact that the livestock industry is – at long last – waking up to the...

June 28, 2021

Agents ‘instructed not to buy lambs at marts’ – ICSA claim

Agents ‘instructed not to buy lambs at marts’ – ICSA claim

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has claimed to be aware of reports that factory agents are “being...

May 31, 2021

UCD trial indicates that multi-species swards are the future

UCD trial indicates that multi-species swards are the future

Multi-species swards – comprising mixes of grasses, legumes and herbs – are consistently out-performing perennial ryegrass (PRG) monocultures (receiving more...

May 20, 2021

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss MP went on to BBC last Sunday morning (April 25) to confirm that a...

April 27, 2021

Lamb trade: ‘Attempts to manage throughput clear indication of tight supplies’

Lamb trade: ‘Attempts to manage throughput clear indication of tight supplies’

Competition for lambs is driving the sheep trade at present, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). Commenting on the...

November 19, 2020

Sheep trade: Prices continue to hold at a base of 520c/kg

Sheep trade: Prices continue to hold at a base of 520c/kg

Lamb quotes showed no signs of dropping this week. Kepak increased its quote to 520c/kg, plus a Quality Assurance (QA)...

February 5, 2019

Sheep trade: Lamb prices continue their upward trajectory

Sheep trade: Lamb prices continue their upward trajectory

Lamb prices continue to move in an upward trajectory this week. A price of up to 525c/kg – including quality...

January 22, 2019

Ireland’s butchers do their country proud

Ireland’s butchers do their country proud

Heartiest congratulations must go to Butchery Excellence Team Ireland, the members of which came out tops at the recent World...

April 2, 2018

What are the factories paying for Easter lamb this year?

What are the factories paying for Easter lamb this year?

Whatever the plants are paying for Easter lamb this year, I can say with total confidence that it will not...

April 1, 2018

Approval given for British lamb exports to Saudi Arabia

Approval given for British lamb exports to Saudi Arabia

Lamb from the UK will soon be heading to Saudi Arabia in an exports deal which could be worth £25...

February 21, 2018

‘Clean’ sheep saga comes to a head as Kepak suspends lamb processing

‘Clean’ sheep saga comes to a head as Kepak suspends lamb processing

Kepak has reportedly suspended processing of lamb due to difficulties surrounding the Clean Livestock Policy (CLP) for sheep, according to the...

February 12, 2018

Tipperary farmer carves out Irish version of ‘Love lamb’ campaign

Tipperary farmer carves out Irish version of ‘Love lamb’ campaign

A Co. Tipperary farmer is urging Irish businesses and consumers to row in behind the “Love Lamb” campaign, at a...

September 5, 2017

The sheep industry in Ireland has a great story to tell

The sheep industry in Ireland has a great story to tell

I called in at Glencolmcille Show last Sunday and was amazed at the tremendous turnout of sheep for the event....

August 13, 2017

Special EU status sought for Comeragh Mountain Lamb

Special EU status sought for Comeragh Mountain Lamb

A consultation has been launched on the application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for ‘Comeragh Mountain Lamb’. The national consultation...

August 10, 2017