Lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Lameness issues will impact on performance and already, cases of scald in lambs are becoming an issue on farms across the...

May 2, 2022

Mild weather prompts nematodirus warning for sheep farmers

Mild weather prompts nematodirus warning for sheep farmers

The rise in temperature in recent days means there is an increased risk to lambs hatching nematodirus, according to the...

March 21, 2022

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Recent figures, up to the end of May, show a further tightening of supplies of lambs coming from Northern Ireland...

June 18, 2021

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

Take full advantage of buoyant lamb prices – CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is advising farmers to take full advantage of the buoyant lamb...

June 3, 2021

Dealing with scald issues on farms

Dealing with scald issues on farms

Lameness problems on sheep farmers are never-ending, whether it be a lame ewe or lamb. Lately, a number of issues...

April 22, 2021

Lambs missing for 3 days rescued from 12m mine shaft by firefighters

Lambs missing for 3 days rescued from 12m mine shaft by firefighters

A pair of lambs which had been missing for three days were rescued by firefighters from a 12m (39ft) mine...

March 30, 2021

Sheep producers urged to protect young lambs from preventable disease threats

Sheep producers urged to protect young lambs from preventable disease threats

With lamb prices trending well ahead of last year and 78p/kg above the five-year average, UK sheep producers are being...

March 13, 2021

Is this the year to reinvest in your sheep flock?

Is this the year to reinvest in your sheep flock?

2020 has seen a remarkable increase in price in the sheep sector for both finished and store lambs. Reports from...

November 7, 2020

Yuletide ewe: ‘Hardy’ sextuplet lambs born on Irish midlands farm

Yuletide ewe: ‘Hardy’ sextuplet lambs born on Irish midlands farm

A farming family in the midlands had a pleasant post-Christmas novelty last month with the arrival of six hale and...

January 9, 2020

Vaccination for ewes required to prevent orf – MSD

Vaccination for ewes required to prevent orf – MSD

MSD Animal Health has said that it’s “impossible” to prevent the spread of orf without vaccinating both ewes and lambs....

November 2, 2018

Texels could provide tremendous potential for post-Brexit profitability

Texels could provide tremendous potential for post-Brexit profitability

Sheep farmers are being reminded of the added-value opportunity that exists from using pedigree Texel rams across their flocks beyond...

July 16, 2018

Video: Sheep farmer welcomes quadruplets following tough year

Video: Sheep farmer welcomes quadruplets following tough year

A sheep farmer in Co. Meath welcomed the birth of quadruplets on his farm following a tough year with dog...

February 9, 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

Almost 50% of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered down south in November

Almost 50% of Northern Irish lambs slaughtered down south in November

Approximately 50% of the Northern Irish lamb supply was slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland during the month of November....

December 27, 2016

55 lambs and two ewes stolen from a farm

55 lambs and two ewes stolen from a farm

Some 55 lambs and two ewes have been stolen from a farm in the Lisglass Road area of Co. Derry...

September 7, 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

Northern lambs slaughtered in the Republic falls below 40%

Northern lambs slaughtered in the Republic falls below 40%

The numbers of lambs exported live from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland for direct slaughter have moved back...

October 26, 2015