Sheep

Call to encourage more young farmers to sheep sector

Call to encourage more young farmers to sheep sector

The outgoing chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Sheep Committee has called for more to be done to encourage...

January 21, 2022

Sheep farmers must hold firm on €7/kg minimum – ICSA

Sheep farmers must hold firm on €7/kg minimum – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has advised sheep farmers to take a strong stance with factories on...

January 21, 2022

Sheep producers demand recognition in Poots’ future farm policies

Sheep producers demand recognition in Poots’ future farm policies

Sheep producers are demanding full recognition within Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots’ recently published farm reform...

January 14, 2022

Value of exports of Irish sheepmeat in 2021 reaches €420m

Value of exports of Irish sheepmeat in 2021 reaches €420m

The value of Irish sheepmeat exported in 2021 increased by 15% on 2020 figures, which had also witnessed an increase...

January 12, 2022

ICSA urges department to be ‘flexible’ on sheep farm inspections

ICSA urges department to be ‘flexible’ on sheep farm inspections

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to show greater flexibility around sheep farm inspections...

January 5, 2022

‘No reason market conditions won’t remain strong for sheepmeat in 2022’

‘No reason market conditions won’t remain strong for sheepmeat in 2022’

Sean Dennehy has said that he can’t see why market conditions won’t remain strong for 2022, in what has been...

December 30, 2021

Sheep farmer says dog attack has ‘affected the whole family’

Sheep farmer says dog attack has ‘affected the whole family’

A hill sheep farmer has said that a dog attack that left 20 ewes dead and more injured and missing...

December 22, 2021

Sm@rt project aims to improve uptake of digital technologies on farms

[email protected]rt project aims to improve uptake of digital technologies on farms

The [email protected] Ruminant Technologies ([email protected]) project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research programme, aims to share knowledge and improve...

December 20, 2021

Staying on track and resisting the urge to regraze closed off ground

Staying on track and resisting the urge to regraze closed off ground

Tightening grass supplies and poor underfoot conditions on sheep farms are making it difficult to manage stock, as is often...

December 15, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Boost in lamb prices

Northern sheep trade: Boost in lamb prices

Lamb prices strengthened as the week progressed in Northern Ireland (NI) last week, with prices moving on a further 5p/kg....

December 13, 2021

How many specialist farms are in your county?

How many specialist farms are in your county?

Over 74,000 farms were classified as beef specialists last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). As part of...

December 9, 2021

Sheep factories urged to provide electronic payments to farmers

Sheep factories urged to provide electronic payments to farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said the option for sheep factories to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) must be...

December 7, 2021

Outlook: 2022 set to be a ‘challenging year’ for sheep farmers

Outlook: 2022 set to be a ‘challenging year’ for sheep farmers

2022 is set to be a challenging year for sheep farmers, with input costs set to erode any potential margins...

December 7, 2021

Prices top €2,000 at Belgian Beltex in-lamb show and sale

Prices top €2,000 at Belgian Beltex in-lamb show and sale

The Belgian Beltex Breeders’ Sheep Society held its in-lamb show and sale at Tullamore Mart last Wednesday, December 1. According...

December 6, 2021

DAFM to lead trade mission to US to promote sheepmeat

DAFM to lead trade mission to US to promote sheepmeat

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) is to lead a trade mission to the US next spring...

December 3, 2021

Strong sheep prices ‘long overdue’ – Minister McConalogue

Strong sheep prices ‘long overdue’ – Minister McConalogue

Yesterday evening (Tuesday, November 30), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue made a guest appearance at a...

December 1, 2021

Ewe lambs come out on top at Zwartbles Eíre sale

Ewe lambs come out on top at Zwartbles Eíre sale

Last Saturday, November 20, Zwartbles Eíre hosted its first ever regional sale of pedigree Zwartbles. Giving a rundown of the...

November 26, 2021

Factory moves on lamb prices ‘at odds with market’

Factory moves on lamb prices ‘at odds with market’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has criticised what it claims are moves by meat processors to weaken lamb prices, which...

November 24, 2021