Lambing

Supporting ewe nutrition pre and post lambing leads to heavier lambs at weaning

Supporting ewe nutrition pre and post lambing leads to heavier lambs at weaning

Sheep producers looking to maximise weaning weights and lifetime performance for this lambing season, should adopt a combo supplement protocol...

December 27, 2021

Vet ambassador encourages farmers to prepare for lambing early

Vet ambassador encourages farmers to prepare for lambing early

As lambing quickly approaches for many flocks, a north Wales vet has encouraged farmers to be fully prepared months in...

January 31, 2021

FUW to host webinar on preparing for the lambing season

FUW to host webinar on preparing for the lambing season

The Anglesey branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is helping members prepare for the next lambing season with...

December 5, 2020

‘Ewe protein levels important for neonatal survival’ – QMS

‘Ewe protein levels important for neonatal survival’ – QMS

Ewes with low protein levels have a higher risk of losing lambs between scanning and birth, according to the latest...

March 22, 2020

Are your newborn lambs getting enough colostrum?

Are your newborn lambs getting enough colostrum?

Over the next few weeks, the bulk of the mid-season lambing flocks across the country will be lambing down. During...

March 19, 2020

The importance of getting ventilation right this spring

The importance of getting ventilation right this spring

With the lambing and calving season underway or about to kick off, it is important farmers keep in mind the...

March 15, 2020

Sheep advice: Time to stock up on lambing essentials

Sheep advice: Time to stock up on lambing essentials

The lambing season may be underway on some farms but, for the majority of farmers, their ewes won’t lamb down...

December 31, 2019

280 ewes lambed in 3 weeks off the shores of Lough Neagh

280 ewes lambed in 3 weeks off the shores of Lough Neagh

Armagh part-time farmer John McKavanagh has just enjoyed the tightest lambing yet with all 280 Lleyn ewes heading back to...

March 31, 2019

Lambing losses estimated at record levels for 2018

Lambing losses estimated at record levels for 2018

According to an assessment carried out by the National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo), UK sheep mortality during the 2018 lambing...

June 23, 2018

Pregnant women advised to avoid animals that are lambing or calving

Pregnant women advised to avoid animals that are lambing or calving

Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep or cows during lambing and calving are advised that they may risk...

February 11, 2017

‘Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers’

‘Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers’

Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers, especially if they join other dogs in a pack, according Minister of State...

February 9, 2017

Scanning results for March lambing flocks improve on 2016

Scanning results for March lambing flocks improve on 2016

March lambing flocks this year are averaging close to 1.9 or two lambs per ewe this year, compared to 1.8...

January 20, 2017

‘Disappointing’ scanning results for early lambing flocks

‘Disappointing’ scanning results for early lambing flocks

Scanning results from early lambing flocks have left some farmers disappointed, according to Sheep Scanner Dominic Black. There was a...

December 22, 2016

Big week on the farm to feature camogie star and a chicken-plucking challenge

Big week on the farm to feature camogie star and a chicken-plucking challenge

Last night, on the second episode of RTE’s Big Week on the Farm, viewers saw country singer Nathan Carter deliver...

April 6, 2016

‘Carry on designing kitchens or take over managing the farm?’

‘Carry on designing kitchens or take over managing the farm?’

Some 13% of farms in Ireland are owned by women and with today, March 8, being International Women’s Day to...

March 8, 2016

Video: Three-year-old delivers lamb… all by herself!

Video: Three-year-old delivers lamb… all by herself!

A three-year-old girl called Lilly made waves over the weekend on the internet after she lambed a ewe by herself and...

February 22, 2016

Pics: Lambing 2016 is well underway on farms across the country

Pics: Lambing 2016 is well underway on farms across the country

The 2016 lambing season has well and truly began with farmers across the country and the UK spending many hours...

February 19, 2016

10 things a farmer should do if his sheep are attacked by dogs

10 things a farmer should do if his sheep are attacked by dogs

Dog attacks on sheep at this time of year are not uncommon and with many ewes on farms in-lamb, it...

February 11, 2016