Sheep Farming News

Cutting against the grain: Ardee butcher reopens abattoir after 13 years
Noel Bardon
Although the abattoir had been operating since last year, Commissioner McGuinness formally reopened the unit on Commins’s Co Louth farm.
28 September 2022 News
New South of Ireland Lanark Sheep Breeders group launched
The group will hold its inaugural sale of almost 200 breeding rams in Roscommon Mart on 1 October.
27 September 2022 News
230% increase in wolf attacks on sheep in Austria
EU agriculture ministers have called for a review of the legislation to control the growth in wild carnivore populations in Europe.
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
On Wednesday at the Ploughing, we discussed what 2022 will be remembered for and what to expect in 2023.
23 September 2022 News
96% of farmers concerned over farm profitability
Some 1,513 farmers surveyed by the Irish Farmers Journal shared their views on farm profitability, incomes and future outlooks.
21 September 2022 News
Department outlines options for maximum payment in ACRES
In Friday night’s ACRES information webinar, Department of Agriculture speakers presented a number of examples for maximum payments in via the general entry route.
18 September 2022 Schemes
What is space for nature and how is it calculated?
Farmers will be asked to confirm or make changes to the preliminary space for nature estimates as part of the 2023 BISS and eco scheme applications.
17 September 2022 Schemes
Beef and sheep farmers can’t ‘carry the load’ on climate action – ICSA
The ICSA has outlined a series of demands for beef farmers when it comes to proposals on how they might support emissions reduction measures.
16 September 2022 News
ICSA pushing for better beef funds in Budget 2023
Beef and sheep sector payments are needed on Budget day, the ICSA has told the Government.
15 September 2022 News
What do the CAP 2023 stocking rate changes mean?
A farmer's individual stocking rate information is available on and this information will be used for far more than satisfying compliance for the ANC scheme under the next CAP.
14 September 2022 Schemes
Listen: centenary milestone for Galway Sheep Breeders’ Association
The Galway Sheep breed has a fascinating history, including going from being the dominant breed in the country to more recently being listed as critical status by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
14 September 2022 News
Factories ‘anxious’ for lambs – IFA
The Irish Farmers Association has suggested that sheep farmers should “sell hard” once lambs are fit to take advantage of a strengthening trade.
12 September 2022 News