This supplement focuses on having ewes in optimum condition at mating, ewe breed type, breeding policy, genetic merits of rams and techniques for early lambing.

Important period for sheep breeding decisions
Darren Carty
The sharp increase in fertiliser and concentrate costs in recent months should focus your attention regarding if your chosen lambing date is the most suitable for your flock.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Breeding sheep with reduced susceptibility to worms
A new Teagasc and Sheep Ireland project called OviFEC is aiming to find an alternative, sustainable approach to worm control.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Is an animal’s scrapie genotype associated with performance?
Scrapie genotypes collected via the Sheep Ireland genotyping programme are providing an insight into the presence of scrapie susceptible genes. Noirin McHugh*, Teagasc, reports.
Pre-empting the best demand for sheepmeat in 2023
The religious festivals of Eid al-Adha, Easter and Ramadan all bolster demand for sheepmeat to varying degrees.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Breeding event on Ireland’s largest Easycare sheep farm
Ballycoose Farm, run by Campbell and Isobel Tweed in Ballygally, Co Antrim is home to a flock of 3,000 wool shedding Easycare ewes.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding