Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: baling silage and drafting lambs in Co Down
Kieran Mailey
Harvesting first-cut silage and drafting lambs for slaughter have been the main jobs completed on Paraic McNeill's farm over the past week. Kieran Mailey reports.
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.
21 March 2022 Markets
Sheep price update: mart sales steady to €1-€2 stronger
With the exception of last Thursday mart sales have been running as normal and agents have been equally active despite two days less slaughtering in factories last week.
Sheep trade rebounding as prices rise 10c/kg to 20c/kg
Heavy prices cuts reduced drafting rates forcing factories to pay higher to entice lambs forward
26 January 2022 News
Sheep Trends: factories inflict cuts of up to 40c/kg
The latest cuts bring cumulative price cuts introduced since the turn of the year to 50c/kg to 60c/kg or €10 to €12 on a 22kg carcase.
19 January 2022 Markets