lambing season

Farmer’s view: Managing yearling ewes pre-lambing and post-lambing

Farmer’s view: Managing yearling ewes pre-lambing and post-lambing

In the latest Teagasc Ovicast episode Tomás O’Leary, a sheep farmer from Co. Kerry who is part of the BETTER...

April 3, 2021

Identifying and marking problem ewes this lambing season

Identifying and marking problem ewes this lambing season

Lambing time is stressful on farms, and can be made worse when dealing with problem ewes. Many farmers will wait...

March 29, 2021

‘Bonzo the dog’ advert ‘reimagined’ as McConalogue issues lambing season warning

‘Bonzo the dog’ advert ‘reimagined’ as McConalogue issues lambing season warning

A Department of Agriculture advertisement from the 1980s featuring “Bonzo the dog” has been “reimagined” for present day in relation...

March 11, 2021

Time to gather up essential supplies for lambing

Time to gather up essential supplies for lambing

For many flocks lambing down in March, thoughts should be turning to see what supplies are on the farm that...

March 1, 2021

Hygiene: Getting the basics right this lambing season

Hygiene: Getting the basics right this lambing season

Some farms will be in the thick of lambing while many others will be hitting the ground running over the...

February 26, 2021

10 tips for an easier lambing season

10 tips for an easier lambing season

With many mid-season lambing flocks in the process of scanning their ewes, it won’t be long before that first ewe...

January 17, 2021

Video: How to carry out good hygiene practices in the lambing shed

Video: How to carry out good hygiene practices in the lambing shed

At this time of the year, farmers up and down the country will either be in the middle or coming...

April 8, 2020

Ewe health issues: Getting to grips with mastitis this lambing season

Ewe health issues: Getting to grips with mastitis this lambing season

As we enter into the busy lambing period, farmers across the country are more than likely going to come across...

March 27, 2020

What can I do if my ewes are prolapsing?

What can I do if my ewes are prolapsing?

As we enter into the mid-season lambing period, a number of health issues are bound to arise over the coming...

March 21, 2020

What lambing essentials do I need this spring?

What lambing essentials do I need this spring?

For many farmers, the mid-season lambing period has arrived, while for others it is just around the corner. The majority...

March 12, 2020

Sheep management: The importance of taking notes this lambing season

Sheep management: The importance of taking notes this lambing season

With the lambing season fast approaching for many mid-season lambing flocks, attentions will turn to getting nutrition right over the...

March 6, 2020

Straw and lime: The key barriers to prevent the spread of disease this lambing season

Straw and lime: The key barriers to prevent the spread of disease this lambing season

As we edge closer to the mid-season lambing period, now is the time for farmers to stock up on essential...

February 29, 2020

The dangers associated with outdoor lambing this spring

The dangers associated with outdoor lambing this spring

For the majority of sheep farmers, lambing takes place indoors every spring. However, for some, lambing outdoors is also the...

February 29, 2020

How much colostrum does a newborn lamb require?

How much colostrum does a newborn lamb require?

At a recent pre-lambing workshop, considerable attention was placed on good management practices and the importance of feeding adequate amounts...

February 15, 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

What are my options when it comes to empty ewes?

What are my options when it comes to empty ewes?

As we edge closer to the lambing season, the next job for many farmers across the country will be to...

December 29, 2019