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.

Giant 10.3kg lamb surprise for Co Down flock owner
The sheep had been scanned for twins, but there were no twins, just one very large lamb.
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Sheep prices: farmers welcome a jump in prices
Lamb prices have increased again in the past week, but there are signs that the trade is starting to steady once again.
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Managing the mix
Matthew Halpin looks at how participating farmers faired in the mixed grazing challenge
Assessing the role of forage crops in finishing store lambs
A trial is under way in Teagasc Mellows Campus, Athenr,y to investigate different systems of finishing store lambs, including forage crops, grazed grass and intensive finishing indoors.
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
Breeding sheep with more resilience to weather volatility
A theme running across many presentations at the industry-organised Sheep Breeders Round Table was breeding breed sheep that can cope with weather volatility and still perform satisfactorily.
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Mart prices: improved demand for cattle and sheep this week in Ballymote
We speak to Stephen Hannon, mart manager at Ballymote Mart, to see how the trade went this week for sheep and cattle.
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
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New Holland T5 range - three champions, one team
The T5 range has been designed to be the ultimate all-rounder for today’s modern mixed farms, whether it is doing loader work, working with mounted implements or travelling down the road.
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Cultivate loans - 'no stress involved in it whatsoever'
Cultivate loans from the credit union is one option for farmers who wish to develop their farms.
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Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.
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