Sheep

UK on track to export its largest amount of sheep meat in 16 years with 48,000t

UK on track to export its largest amount of sheep meat in 16 years with 48,000t

UK exports of sheep meat in the first six months of 2014 totalled 48,000 tonnes, an increase of almost 2%...

August 27, 2014

Technology lets farmers email pictures of sheep dung for worming analysis and advice

Technology lets farmers email pictures of sheep dung for worming analysis and advice

The British supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is teaming up with New Zealand’s Techion Group to run an international technology project on...

August 14, 2014

Dairy conversions drive New Zealand sheep flock to lowest level in 80yrs

Dairy conversions drive New Zealand sheep flock to lowest level in 80yrs

According to the Beef and Lamb New Zealand stock survey the New Zealand sheep flock has declined 3% on 2013...

August 13, 2014

Tullamore Show – Sheep results

Tullamore Show – Sheep results

AIB NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW, TEXEL CHAMPION SPONSOR : AGRI LLOYD LTD FINGLAS DUBLIN 11 1st:  John Neville 2nd : Patrick O...

August 11, 2014

US sheep meat imports higher in 2014

US sheep meat imports higher in 2014

During the first six months of the year the US imported 38,700 tonnes of sheep meat, an increase of 3%...

August 10, 2014

Sheep shearers flock to tomorrow’s Tullamore Show

Sheep shearers flock to tomorrow’s Tullamore Show

Tomorrow’s Tullamore Show will see the country’s top sheep shearers compete and demonstrate hand shearing and machine shearing skills in...

August 9, 2014

Preparing for the breeding season on sheep farms

Preparing for the breeding season on sheep farms

According to Teagasc the time to prepare for the breeding season is now. It says even though for most sheep flocks...

August 5, 2014

Weak demand impacts lamb export markets

Weak demand impacts lamb export markets

The sheep trade across our key export markets was slow last week on the back of weak demand, according to...

July 28, 2014

Little change in sheep trade last week – Bord Bia

Little change in sheep trade last week – Bord Bia

The sheep trade showed little change from the previous week with demand remaining steady and a slight decrease in supply...

July 19, 2014

Sheep farmers’ margin wiped out in a few days, says IFA

Sheep farmers’ margin wiped out in a few days, says IFA

Sheep farmers’ margins have been cut substantially in the past two week, as lamb prices received by farmers has fallen...

July 9, 2014

Less New Zealand sheep meat on EU shelves

Less New Zealand sheep meat on EU shelves

In the first six months of the year New Zealand has used only 42% of its 228,254 tonne tariff-free quota...

July 2, 2014

Surge in spring lamb supply drives sheep kill up 15% in a week

Surge in spring lamb supply drives sheep kill up 15% in a week

The spring lamb throughput in factories increased by over 8,000 head last week. According to statistics from the Department of...

June 5, 2014

Sheep farmers will pay the price for abolition of essential scheme – Ó Cuív

Sheep farmers will pay the price for abolition of essential scheme – Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Éamon Ó Cuív has criticised the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

June 3, 2014

26% drop in imports of NI sheep for slaughter

26% drop in imports of NI sheep for slaughter

Increased demand from processors in Northern Ireland (NI) for lambs/hoggets has increased the proportion of NI origin lambs slaughtered in...

June 3, 2014

New Zealand sheep meat production slowing

New Zealand sheep meat production slowing

After the drought-induced lower lamb crop for this season the anticipated slowdown in New Zealand lamb production is now starting...

May 30, 2014

EU sheepmeat production to drop by 2% in 2014

EU sheepmeat production to drop by 2% in 2014

At the latest working European forecast for sheepmeat, the general consensus points towards a further reduction in output in 2014,...

May 26, 2014

Rowland Smith – World Sheep Shearing Champion

Rowland Smith – World Sheep Shearing Champion

Twenty seven year old Rowland Smith from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand is the new World Champion Machine Sheep Shearer....

May 25, 2014

Wexford’s IFA Chairman calls for increased sheep support

Wexford’s IFA Chairman calls for increased sheep support

Co Wexford IFA Chairman Pat Murray has told Agriland that Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney will move to further support...

May 25, 2014