Sheep

Schmallenberg virus expected to spread through Ireland in 2013

Schmallenberg virus expected to spread through Ireland in 2013

The Schmallenberg virus, which has tested positive in up to 100 per cent of herds in the South and East...

August 30, 2013

Plan now for this winter’s feeding programme

Plan now for this winter’s feeding programme

The View from Northern Ireland: Farmers should now be completing a fodder budget to determine whether they have adequate supplies of...

August 15, 2013

Strong demand for lamb reported

Strong demand for lamb reported

Lamb trade has hardened this week with tighter supplies and strong demand for the end of Ramadan. This is according...

August 8, 2013

Boost in sheep trade, live shipments up

Boost in sheep trade, live shipments up

The sheep trade was boosted last week by the announcement of two further live shipments of lambs before the end of this...

July 17, 2013

Sheep Conference and Farm Walk

Sheep Conference and Farm Walk

Breeding, nutrition and flock health will be among the subjects discussed at the Irish Grassland Association Sheep Conference and Farm...

July 8, 2013

Sheep supplies struggle to match demand

Sheep supplies struggle to match demand

The sheep trade has firmed this week as supplies struggle to match demand levels. This is according to the latest June update from...

July 1, 2013

Lamb price cuts stabilising

Lamb price cuts stabilising

Lamb prices are stabilising due to tight supplies and strong market returns. This is according to Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)...

June 10, 2013

High stocking rates key for lamb output

High stocking rates key for lamb output

More than 1,200 sheep farmers attended the Teagasc sheep open day in Athenry yesterday, 6 June, to hear the latest...

June 7, 2013

Sheepdog bob sells for world record sum

Sheepdog bob sells for world record sum

Bob the border collie has run rings around the competition by becoming the world’s most expensive sheepdog and fetching E11k...

June 7, 2013