Sheep

Farm costs ‘now a bigger threat than Brexit’ for cattle and sheep sectors

Farm costs ‘now a bigger threat than Brexit’ for cattle and sheep sectors

The “rocketing” farm input costs at the moment are “now a bigger threat than Brexit” for the cattle and sheep...

April 22, 2022

Ifac: 50% of sheep farmers report ‘positive outlook’ – despite input concerns

Ifac: 50% of sheep farmers report ‘positive outlook’ – despite input concerns

Around half of sheep farmers have a positive outlook for the sector, based on an “excellent” year in 2021, despite...

April 21, 2022

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

The Six Nations Blade Sheep Shearing Championship will return to this year’s Balmoral Show, which take place from May 11-14,...

April 20, 2022

ICSA calls for clarity on latest farm income survey

ICSA calls for clarity on latest farm income survey

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called on Teagasc to clarify its forecasts for farm income and...

April 13, 2022

European Wool Day to take place tomorrow

European Wool Day to take place tomorrow

The second European Wool Day will be celebrated at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, Spain this weekend (Saturday, April...

April 8, 2022

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Agriland explores an organic hill farm in west Kerry

Agriland explores an organic hill farm in west Kerry

Agriland visited the organic farm of Brigid O’Connor in Gleann na nGealt, Camp, Co. Kerry where she regularly welcomes visitors...

March 31, 2022

Sheep farmers say rise in prices doesn’t cover ‘soaring costs’

Sheep farmers say rise in prices doesn’t cover ‘soaring costs’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that hogget and cull ewe prices have risen again this week, but they...

March 30, 2022

Call for direct supports to safeguard store lamb trade

Call for direct supports to safeguard store lamb trade

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for direct supports to be given to the sheep sector due to the...

March 26, 2022

Aurivo launches carbon-reducing initiative for farmer members

Aurivo launches carbon-reducing initiative for farmer members

Aurivo is calling on its farmer members to apply to participate in a sustainable farming initiative, which aims to assist...

March 25, 2022

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Suckler-beef and sheep farming in stone wall country

Suckler-beef and sheep farming in stone wall country

William John Fitzmaurice is a suckler and sheep farmer based between Athleague and Rour Roads Co. Roscommon. He is farming...

March 20, 2022

Sheep farmers neglected in NI agricultural reform proposals – McAleer

Sheep farmers neglected in NI agricultural reform proposals – McAleer

Sheep farmers have been neglected in the recently published agricultural reform proposals for Northern Ireland (NI), according to Sinn Féin...

March 15, 2022

New sheep management app formally launched

New sheep management app formally launched

The Tipperary-based farm-management software company Herdwatch, has created a new sheep management app, ‘Flockwatch’. Herdwatch was co-founded out of the...

March 14, 2022

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson has said that the international beef sector is responding to the...

March 14, 2022

IFA: ‘Sheep farmers must be allowed to use all lands to produce food’

IFA: ‘Sheep farmers must be allowed to use all lands to produce food’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that potential shortages in feed and fertiliser will have a severe impact on...

March 11, 2022

Call to ban dogs from farmland and hills before summer

Call to ban dogs from farmland and hills before summer

Legislation is needed before the summer season to ban dogs from farmland and hills, according to an Irish Farmers’ Association...

March 1, 2022

CSO: Number of cattle processed in January rises by over 7%

CSO: Number of cattle processed in January rises by over 7%

The number of cattle slaughtered in January rose by over 7% compared to the same month in 2021, according to...

February 28, 2022

Relief for Mayo farmer as stolen sheep equipment found

Relief for Mayo farmer as stolen sheep equipment found

A Mayo farmer has spoken of his relief after sheep handling equipment stolen from his yard was recovered. Around 1:00a.m...

February 28, 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