Lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Lameness issues will impact on performance and already, cases of scald in lambs are becoming an issue on farms across the...

May 2, 2022

Investigation launched after 10 dumped lambs discovered in river

Investigation launched after 10 dumped lambs discovered in river

Gardaí have launched an investigation following the discovery of 10 dead lambs which were dumped in a river near Dunleer,...

April 27, 2022

Ensuring lambs receive adequate colostrum

Ensuring lambs receive adequate colostrum

Colostrum is the single most important feed lambs will consume in the first few hours of life. Colostrum offers a...

March 10, 2022

50% of total lamb losses occur in the first 48 hours of life

50% of total lamb losses occur in the first 48 hours of life

Almost 50% of total lamb losses occur in the first 48 hours of life, with a further 11% coming to...

February 28, 2022

Lambs: Increased food services demand ‘to drive prices’

Lambs: Increased food services demand ‘to drive prices’

Increased demand for lamb from the food services sector – as normal opening hours return – should drive farmers prices...

January 24, 2022

‘Lambs from north processed ahead of local supplies’ – ICSA

‘Lambs from north processed ahead of local supplies’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said it is “demanding answers” from processors, asserting that lambs imported...

September 20, 2021

Demand for store and ewe lambs ramps-up

Demand for store and ewe lambs ramps-up

Speaking to mart managers during the week, many have commented on the growing demand among farmers for store and ewe...

July 25, 2021

Recent rainfall welcomed as grass growth starts to drive on again

Recent rainfall welcomed as grass growth starts to drive on again

Recent rainfall across the country has helped to drive grass growth rates once again, and this will be a welcome...

July 11, 2021

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Recent figures, up to the end of May, show a further tightening of supplies of lambs coming from Northern Ireland...

June 18, 2021

Keeping good quality grass in front of lambs and taking out surplus grass

Keeping good quality grass in front of lambs and taking out surplus grass

The mix of good, warm and at times wet weather is leading to strong growth rates across the country –...

June 14, 2021

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is advising farmers to take full advantage of the buoyant lamb...

June 3, 2021

Dealing with scald issues on farms

Dealing with scald issues on farms

Lameness problems on sheep farmers are never-ending, whether it be a lame ewe or lamb. Lately, a number of issues...

April 22, 2021

Parasite challenges in lambs: Nematodirus and coccidiosis

Parasite challenges in lambs: Nematodirus and coccidiosis

Recently, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) released its Nematodirus forecast. Nematodirus, along with coccidiosis, are two...

April 17, 2021

Lambs missing for 3 days rescued from 12m mine shaft by firefighters

Lambs missing for 3 days rescued from 12m mine shaft by firefighters

A pair of lambs which had been missing for three days were rescued by firefighters from a 12m (39ft) mine...

March 30, 2021

Tagging newborn lambs ‘a welfare issue and must change’

Tagging newborn lambs ‘a welfare issue and must change’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is calling for the requirement for the tagging of newborn lambs to...

February 25, 2021

‘Lamb prices hit €6.20/kg’

‘Lamb prices hit €6.20/kg’

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Sheep Committee chairman Sean Dennehy has confirmed that factories are offering up to €6.20 per kilo...

January 4, 2021

Lamb prices set to remain strong throughout the early months of 2021

Lamb prices set to remain strong throughout the early months of 2021

Irish lamb prices are expected to stay strong, at least in the short term, according to Bord Bia’s sheep and...

January 4, 2021

‘We can’t go on nights out so at least we can lamb sheep’ – quintuplets on Donegal farm

‘We can’t go on nights out so at least we can lamb sheep’ – quintuplets on Donegal farm

Without the usual festive socialising, a couple in Co. Donegal say they have plenty to do on their farm instead...

December 30, 2020