Sheep news

All the latest sheep farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the sheep farming sector.

IFA requests audit of Kepak over lamb prices
The IFA has sought a meeting over the imposition of cuts on the grading of lambs.
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Combining hill sheep production and environmental management
There was a packed agenda at the recent Teagasc sheep farm walk on the farm of John F O'Sullivan at Eyeries on the Beara peninsula as everything from sheep breeding to land management was covered.
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Time to be finalising autumn grazing plans
Mid-season lambing flocks have a few weeks before the first paddocks for grazing next spring will be closed, but flocks lambing earlier need to act now to have grass available next spring.
Sheep farm walk: time to assess finishing plans for lambs
Lambs should be weighed now and the weights collated. This will determine what options are available to finish lambs, while ensuring grass supplies are prioritised for ewes.
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Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Benefits of OPA scanning outweigh costs
Kieran Mailey reports from the 'Future-proofing your Sheep Enterprise' conference held in Omagh last week.
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Factory lamb prices remain flat
With a slow trade for factory-fit lambs, there has been no upturn in lamb prices again this week.
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Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
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Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice
Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland comes from the creators of Energy Now Expo Ireland which will celebrate three years of success in October 2019.
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Kick Start supplier development at Lidl
In 2017, Lidl developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business
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Listowel Races: it’s a feeling
The Race is on … to Munster’s biggest and best harvest racing festival. Listowel will host its 161th harvest racing festival from Sunday to Saturday 8 to 14 September.
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