Sheep Management

LATEST ARTICLES
Focus
Cotter Agritech launches new targeted worming system
Darren Carty
The Kerry sheep farming brothers, Jack and Nick Cotter, have developed a performance-based algorithm which they say can reduce anthelmintic use by up to 40%.
18 May 2022 Management
Sheep Management: wool handling to safeguard quality and tagging considerations
Many merchants report that the low value of wool in recent years has in some cases led to a significant deterioration in the quality of wool presented for sale.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
Sheep Management: drafting lambs, grassland management and CT scanning
Lamb performance has improved in recent weeks on the back of increased grass supplies and higher temperatures and producers need to be mindful to draft lambs regularly.
11 May 2022 Management
Editorial: organics look like the only future for suckling
Looking beyond the current year, the Teagasc 2027 roadmap for suckling continues to question the economic benefits of operating at high stocking levels.
4 May 2022 Editorial
NI Trends: beef prices edge up as supplies tighten; sheep trade cools
Prices for cattle have increased at processing plants in Northern Ireland this week, but hoggets and lambs have eased.
4 May 2022 Markets
Sheep Management: weed control, safeguarding chemical use and tick control
The growth stage at which weeds are treated can have a big bearing on the success of treatment.
4 May 2022 Management
Coming to terms with escalating input costs
The majority of farmers are not in a position to purchase similar volumes of fertiliser and with concentrate costs also increasing options are limited.
27 April 2022 Management
Sheep Management: peak risk for nematodirus and first signs of blowfly strike
Farmers need to be on high alert to the risk of nematodirus, with the disease having the potential to quickly curtail performance in lambs.
27 April 2022 Management
Planting multispecies or red clover under the new measures?
If you are reseeding, you need to make sure soil samples are up to scratch and the seeds are going into a suitable seedbed.
20 April 2022 Climate and environment
NI Sheep Programme: making improvements to the grazing system
Improving grassland management has been a central theme on the programme farms. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to improve grazing in the year ahead.
20 April 2022 Management
Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
20 April 2022 Management