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.

NEWS
Farm Finance: concentrate prices back €10 to €15/t
Concentrate prices have reduced over the past two months, with demand for beef nuts very low across the country.
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Accessing grant aid for EID readers
Store lamb producers are eligible for TAMS II grant aid to purchase EID readers but with the next tranche date closing on 4 October it will be late in the year at the earliest before approval is got.
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Farm Finance: little variation in nationwide price of lime
With autumn being an ideal time to apply lime and autumn reseeding presently taking place, we take a look at the costs involved with spreading lime.
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Getting the basics right in Kerry
There was a farm walk on sheep grassland farmer of the year winner Tomas O’Leary’s farm last week.
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Up to €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers
Summer is the perfect time to carry out some maintenance on your Stanley or Rayburn range cooker so that you won't have any worries when the weather starts to turn colder.
Watch: big boys make big money at Carrick-on-Shannon ram sale
Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver went along to the big boy ram sale in Carrick-on-Shannon at the weekend, where good-quality rams where a great trade. Adam Woods reports.
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MARKETS
Mayo Mules celebrating 35 years trading
The group's first sale will see 3,000 sheep traded in Ballinrobe Mart, Co Mayo on Friday and Saturday.
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Up to €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers
Summer is the perfect time to carry out some maintenance on your Stanley or Rayburn range cooker so that you won't have any worries when the weather starts to turn colder.
Carpool in the Country: Connemara Hill Lamb
In the Connemara mountains, the lambs that roam them produce a flavour so unique that they have gained a European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status. We meet the farmer behind it all.
Big savings for early bird quad seekers
This August the early bird will catch the worm when it comes to saving money on the Honda quad range!
€8,100 savings on the Meegan farm in Co Meath
Gerard and Martin Meegan from Navan took the Smart Farming challenge recently. They identified over €8,100 in cost savings and ways to reduce their climate impact by almost 5%.