Colm Ryan

Texel Festive Crackers in-lamb sale returns to Ballymena
Texel Festive Crackers in-lamb sale returns to Ballymena

Ballymena Mart is the place to be on Tuesday, December 19 for the popular Festive Crackers in-lamb Texel sale. With...

A Spanish farm with 3,000 sheep and a turnover of €250,000
A Spanish farm with 3,000 sheep and a turnover of €250,000

Antonio Enfedaque, a 61-year-old Spanish farmer located in northeast Spain, has a total of 3,000 sheep on his farm. Together...

How irrigation is sustaining agriculture in Spain
How irrigation is sustaining agriculture in Spain

Irrigation has been the determining factor in the success of harvesting crops in the region of Aragón in northeastern Spain...

French farmers protest over glyphosate and land use policies
French farmers protest over glyphosate and land use policies

Farm organisations in France have recently had farmers protesting the policies of the French government in relation to issues on...

Managing 650 breeding ewes on the Shetland Islands
Managing 650 breeding ewes on the Shetland Islands

Farming on the Shetland Islands is undoubtedly a challenge, but for one farmer it is a challenge he has successfully...

€70m for UK and Irish food sustainability research centres
€70m for UK and Irish food sustainability research centres

Funding has been announced from the UK and Ireland to create research centres for collaboration on addressing food sustainability and...

Shades of Autumn pedigree female sale gets underway
Shades of Autumn pedigree female sale gets underway

The Shades of Autumn female sale has begun today (Friday, November 10), where a selection of pedigree sheep are available...

Is it cost-effective to finish lambs on concentrates?
Is it cost-effective to finish lambs on concentrates?

As farmers move towards bought-in concentrates over the winter, sheep farmers should take a closer look at the growth of...

Keeping vigilant for parasites in autumn
Keeping vigilant for parasites in autumn

Farmers are being warned that as a result of the early autumn warm weather leading to an extended grazing period,...

AHWNI welcomes notifiable disease status for BVD
AHWNI welcomes notifiable disease status for BVD

The announcement that Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) will become a notifiable disease in Northern Ireland (NI) has been welcomed by...

Traps to catch ferrets placed on Rathlin Island
Traps to catch ferrets placed on Rathlin Island

Hundreds of traps have been placed on Rathlin Island, off the coast of Co. Antrim for the purpose of catching...

Ancient tradition sees straw bale return to a London bridge
Ancient tradition sees straw bale return to a London bridge

A bridge in London has a bale of straw suspended over the river Thames as a measure to warn those...

Irish ploughing team retains world champion titles
Irish ploughing team retains world champion titles

In Latvia on Saturday, October 14, two Irish ploughmen maintained their status as world champions at the World Ploughing Contest....

What age should replacement ewes be first mated at?
What age should replacement ewes be first mated at?

While lambing replacement ewes at one-year-old is a common practice in many flocks, some farmers prefer to first lamb replacements...

All-Ireland Hedge Laying Championships set for Down this weekend
All-Ireland Hedge Laying Championships set for Down this weekend

The All-Ireland Hedge Laying Championships are set to place in Co. Down on Saturday (October 7). This year’s championships are...

Getting silage analysed before winter housing
Getting silage analysed before winter housing

Farmers keen to ensure that their cows will get the best out of the silage they have harvested in recent...

Report: Global warming could increase intestinal worms in sheep
Report: Global warming could increase intestinal worms in sheep

The findings of a new report suggest that the increase in temperature caused by global warming could cause a higher...

Derry woman trampled by cattle ‘thought she might die’
Derry woman trampled by cattle ‘thought she might die’

A Co. Derry woman who was trampled by 18 beef cattle after climbing over a gate to rescue her elderly...