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.

Sheep market ‘scaremongering’ dismissed by ICSA
Hoggets are scarce and spring lamb is a bit behind on a lot of farms after some hard weather, according to the ICSA.
Read the full story ->
NI Sheep Programme: settled weather aids lambing on the hill
Dermot McAleese runs 500 ewes on a hill farm in Co Antrim. Lambing started on 17 March and weather has allowed ewes to go back to grass.
Target Calculator
A year for focusing on production from grass
With some concerns around market performance mid-season producers should try and insulate their systems as good as possible and keep costs in check
Managing grass supplies in difficult conditions
Teagasc BETTER Farm programme adviser Frank Campion explains how the participating farms are coping with adverse weather.
SPONSORED
Flogas delivers instant hot water to Wexford Lely robotic dairy farm
Instant hot water on demand is no longer wishful thinking for the Dunne family, who run Beechtree dairy farm in Enniscorthy. They made the switch to the Flogas Dairy Instant Hot Water system in 2018.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - cattle prices, bulling heifers and tetany in ewes
In this episode the Irish Farmers Journal Livestock specialists discuss what’s happening on dairy, suckler and sheep farms all around Ireland.
Read the full story ->
Target Calculator
Easter market drives sheep price recovery
Factory agents have been working overtime to source hoggets in the last week.
Read the full story ->
Target Calculator
SPONSORED
How COVID-19 is affecting the market for Irish beef
The loss of the catering and food service market for Irish beef cannot be made up by exceptional performance in retail
SPONSORED
Flogas delivers instant hot water to Wexford Lely robotic dairy farm
Instant hot water on demand is no longer wishful thinking for the Dunne family, who run Beechtree dairy farm in Enniscorthy. They made the switch to the Flogas Dairy Instant Hot Water system in 2018.
SPONSORED
Adopting a positive attitude
Chartered psychologist Shane Martin discusses the importance of adopting a positive attitude during these uncertain times and offers tips on how to overcome social isolation.
SPONSORED
Nutrition maximises breeding efficiency
Breeding is a crucial time in the farm calendar. The success of your breeding season is dependent on a number of factors within your control, including nutrition.
For daily news, mart prices and ePaper access from 10.30pm on Wednesday, subscribe for just €1 SUBSCRIBE