Sheep

‘I would always be out’: NI sheep farmer shares his story ahead of pride

‘I would always be out’: NI sheep farmer shares his story ahead of pride

“I knew I wanted to work with animals and then my parents said, why not start a farm, and I...

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Suffolk shearling ewe makes its mark at Armagh Show

Suffolk shearling ewe makes its mark at Armagh Show

A truly impressive Suffolk shearling ewe took all the accolades at this year’s Armagh Show, held in Gosford Forest Park....

June 14, 2022

30% increase in exports of NI lambs to the ROI

30% increase in exports of NI lambs to the ROI

Exports of lambs from Northern Ireland (NI) to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in 2022 are up 30% on 2021,...

June 14, 2022

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool CEO Andrew Hogley believes that the organisation’s wool auction system remains fit for purpose in a post-pandemic world....

June 7, 2022

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices have strengthened considerably since the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic measures in countries around the world. However, British...

June 7, 2022

Breed championships among highlights of Sommet de l’Elevage

Breed championships among highlights of Sommet de l’Elevage

The 31st edition of the Sommet de l’Elevage will be held from October 4-7, 2022 in Clermont-Ferrand, France with various...

June 1, 2022

Sheep scab control programme gets underway in Northern Ireland

Sheep scab control programme gets underway in Northern Ireland

A three-year programme, designed to control sheep scab in Northern Ireland has been launched this week. However, the man driving...

May 26, 2022

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool will be making payments worth £8.4 million to its members for the 2021 clip, representing an overall average...

May 20, 2022

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police in Scotland are appealing for any information regarding the theft of 55 sheep from the Laxay Common grazing area....

May 5, 2022

Cornwall farmer banned from keeping sheep for 10 years

Cornwall farmer banned from keeping sheep for 10 years

A farmer from Callington, Cornwall has been banned from keeping sheep for 10 years after failing to provide adequate care...

April 21, 2022

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

The Six Nations Blade Sheep Shearing Championship will return to this year’s Balmoral Show, which take place from May 11-14,...

April 20, 2022

European Wool Day to take place tomorrow

European Wool Day to take place tomorrow

The second European Wool Day will be celebrated at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, Spain this weekend (Saturday, April...

April 8, 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

Sheep farmers neglected in NI agricultural reform proposals – McAleer

Sheep farmers neglected in NI agricultural reform proposals – McAleer

Sheep farmers have been neglected in the recently published agricultural reform proposals for Northern Ireland (NI), according to Sinn Féin...

March 15, 2022

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

LMC: International beef sector responding to climate change

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson has said that the international beef sector is responding to the...

March 14, 2022

Farm clusters deliver a coordinated response to sheep scab

Farm clusters deliver a coordinated response to sheep scab

Bringing clusters of farmers together in hot spot areas is delivering a coordinated response to sheep scab result in the...

February 24, 2022

New blood test fuels expectation that sheep scab can be eradicated

New blood test fuels expectation that sheep scab can be eradicated

The availability of a new blood test is driving hopes that sheep scab can be eradicated in the foreseeable future....

February 23, 2022

The challenge of sheep scab in Northern Ireland

The challenge of sheep scab in Northern Ireland

Research veterinarian, Paul Crawford, is developing a farm management programme to address the challenge of sheep scab in Northern Ireland....

February 23, 2022