Teagasc National Sheep Conference

Possible actions to undertake in light of soaring fertiliser prices

Possible actions to undertake in light of soaring fertiliser prices

There always seems to be something that farmers have to be worrying or fearful of and this year, that is...

January 31, 2022

Teagasc virtual sheep conference to take place next week

Teagasc virtual sheep conference to take place next week

The Teagasc Sheep Conference will take place virtually this year on two evenings next week – Tuesday, January 25 and...

January 18, 2022

First of 2 virtual Teagasc Sheep Conferences taking place tomorrow

First of 2 virtual Teagasc Sheep Conferences taking place tomorrow

The annual national Teagasc Sheep Conference is going virtual this year and will take place across two evenings at 8:00pm,...

January 25, 2021

Iceberg diseases: Viral ‘lung cancer’ found in Irish sheep flocks

Iceberg diseases: Viral ‘lung cancer’ found in Irish sheep flocks

An iceberg disease is a term used by the medical profession to describe a disease which has a large number...

February 7, 2018

Sheep farmers can’t lose focus on technical performance as Brexit looms – Boyle

Sheep farmers can’t lose focus on technical performance as Brexit looms – Boyle

Farmers have been urged to focus on technical efficiencies as the challenge of Brexit looms on the horizon. Addressing a...

January 30, 2018

Why allowing a ewe to milk off her back isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Why allowing a ewe to milk off her back isn’t necessarily a bad thing

A ewe’s requirement for energy and protein increases sharply after lambing, according to Teagasc’s Frank Campion. During the period from...

February 4, 2017

Maternal ewes have helped combat lower lamb price – Welsh sheep farmer

Maternal ewes have helped combat lower lamb price – Welsh sheep farmer

Ben Anthony and Diana Fairclough are relatively new sheep farmers from Frowen in Wales. The couple first started farming in 2010,...

February 10, 2016

2016 looks set to be a good year for sheep farmers – Teagasc Director

2016 looks set to be a good year for sheep farmers – Teagasc Director

Sheep farmers look set to face another profitable year, but there is massive scope for improvement on farms, according to...

February 7, 2016

Are lame sheep a problem on your farm? Maybe it’s because of genetics

Are lame sheep a problem on your farm? Maybe it’s because of genetics

Health is one of the biggest costs on sheep farms, but genetics can be used to breed healthier sheep, according...

February 5, 2016

‘Increasing the stocking rate of sheep will improve farm profits’

‘Increasing the stocking rate of sheep will improve farm profits’

Increasing the number of lambs sold per hectare will have a big impact on profitability of a mid-season sheep flock, recent...

February 1, 2016