Lambs

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

Dry weather conditions leading to major scald issues on sheep farms

Dry weather conditions leading to major scald issues on sheep farms

Problems with sheep becoming lame are unfortunately too common, especially this time of the year when the weather is dry...

June 20, 2020

Sheep management: Prioritise good-quality grass for lambs

Sheep management: Prioritise good-quality grass for lambs

Over the last number of weeks, grass growth rates have taken a huge hit in account of the dry weather...

June 14, 2020

‘How many lambs are too many?’ – Sheep Ireland conference

‘How many lambs are too many?’ – Sheep Ireland conference

Lambs – and how they are the key driver of profitability – was the key focus of Noirin McHugh of...

January 17, 2020

‘We have 10,000 ewes across all programmes, but we need more’ – Sheep Ireland

‘We have 10,000 ewes across all programmes, but we need more’ – Sheep Ireland

“In order for the Sheep Ireland database to grow and improve, we need to add to the 10,000 ewes that...

January 17, 2020

How many sheep were slaughtered in Irish meat plants in 2019?

How many sheep were slaughtered in Irish meat plants in 2019?

Looking back on 2019, it will come as no surprise to farmers that the sheep kill was way below 2018...

January 12, 2020

Yuletide ewe: ‘Hardy’ sextuplet lambs born on midlands farm

Yuletide ewe: ‘Hardy’ sextuplet lambs born on midlands farm

A farming family in the midlands had a pleasant post-Christmas novelty last month with the arrival of six hale and...

January 9, 2020

Video: Man builds crow trap to combat bird attacks on lambs

Video: Man builds crow trap to combat bird attacks on lambs

A man in Co. Roscommon has built a simple mechanism, made with timber and chicken wire, that is proving to...

May 3, 2019