Ewes

Sheep management: Giving time to put condition back on ewes

Sheep management: Giving time to put condition back on ewes

Breeding on mid-season lambing flocks may seem a while away yet, but preparing ewes for it cannot and should not...

July 22, 2022

Wicklow group visits EasyCare sheep operation in Co. Antrim

Wicklow group visits EasyCare sheep operation in Co. Antrim

Members of the East Wicklow EasyCare (EWE) sheep group recently visited the Co. Antrim flock of Campbell Tweed. His Ballygally...

July 12, 2022

Performance recording is the ‘true basis’ of sheep selection

Performance recording is the ‘true basis’ of sheep selection

Members of the UK Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have been told that the selection of breeding sheep on the basis...

May 30, 2022

66% of UK sheep farms test positive for fertility-affecting parasite

66% of UK sheep farms test positive for fertility-affecting parasite

Data taken from 375 UK sheep farms shows that 66.4% of units had one or more ewes testing positive for...

September 14, 2021

Key considerations to take into account when housing ewes

Key considerations to take into account when housing ewes

With the housing of ewes well underway on many farms and with some having housed for a few weeks now,...

January 10, 2021

Are your ewes wasting silage? Check out how this farmer overcame this problem

Are your ewes wasting silage? Check out how this farmer overcame this problem

Last October, AgriLand paid a visit to Kenny O’Donnell – who is a pedigree Lleyn breeder – in Belmullet, Co. Mayo. He...

February 23, 2020

Lameness: What can farmers do about it?

Lameness: What can farmers do about it?

Lameness is a huge problem on sheep farms, especially this time of the year when animals are being housed and...

January 24, 2020

Call made for suckler subsidies to be scrapped

Call made for suckler subsidies to be scrapped

Official figures confirm that up to 80% of the income generated by suckler beef farmers in the UK is accounted...

March 30, 2019

‘Highly prolific flock’ of 200 ewes to be sold in dispersal sale

‘Highly prolific flock’ of 200 ewes to be sold in dispersal sale

A flock of 200 Texel Belclare cross ewes is set to go under the hammer in a dispersal sale in...

January 25, 2017