Lambs

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

‘I’d advise farmers to go to the mart with their heavy lambs’

‘I’d advise farmers to go to the mart with their heavy lambs’

“I’d advise farmers to go to the mart with their heavy lambs instead of the factory for sure.” That’s the...

November 11, 2020

Factories ‘hammering local producers on lamb weight limits’

Factories ‘hammering local producers on lamb weight limits’

Lamb processors have been criticised for allegedly “hammering local producers on weight limits” while paying out for heavier imported lambs....

October 2, 2020

Sheep trade: Base quotes for lambs increase by a further 10c/kg

Sheep trade: Base quotes for lambs increase by a further 10c/kg

The positivity around the sheep trade continues as processors move base quotes for lambs up a further 10c/kg on last...

July 14, 2020

ICSA ‘demands’ Cowen explain lamb imports

ICSA ‘demands’ Cowen explain lamb imports

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Barry Cowen, is being called on to explain “as a matter of urgency”...

July 8, 2020

Insurance costs post-Covid a factor in pet farm closure

Insurance costs post-Covid a factor in pet farm closure

Insurance costs are a major factor in Stonebrook Pet Farm remaining closed post-Covid, according to the owner Jackie Ronaldson. The...

July 5, 2020

Pics and prices: Small sale of sheep sees a strong trade all round at Loughrea mart

Pics and prices: Small sale of sheep sees a strong trade all round at Loughrea mart

The good weather saw a smaller sale of sheep at Loughrea Mart on Thursday, July 2. On the day, there...

July 5, 2020