Donohoes dominate Blue championships in Athlone
Adam Woods
The Irish Blue Texel Society is gaining popularity and its national championships saw 84 sheep line out to be judged at Athlone Show recently.
29 June 2022 Pedigree
Growvite Vendéen all-Ireland championships
The Noggus flock of Ciaran Coughlan and Quitrent flock of Cheryl O’Brien were the dominant performers claiming the entire male and female titles.
29 June 2022 Pedigree
Forty years of Belclare breeding
The breed society is holding its all-Ireland championships at the Mullingar Agricultural Show on Sunday 10 July.
Lessons learned from the SUAS uplands EIP
Experiences from the European Innovation Projects will feed in to the formation of the co-operation projects under the new ACRES agri-environmental scheme.
29 June 2022 News
NI Sheep Programme: weather holds up silage plans in Fermanagh
This week, Roy and Marilyn Mayers give an update on what's happening on their Co Fermanagh farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
Sheep Management: cobalt supplementation, selecting replacements and event dates
Research has shown little benefit from supplementing ewes with cobalt but there is marked performance benefits to be attained from supplementing lambs.
29 June 2022 Management
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; fat lamb price recovers
Finished cattle remain a steady trade in Northern Ireland, despite factories talking the market down. Meanwhile, fat lamb prices have recovered after recent price cuts.
29 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: plenty of life in lamb trade in Raphoe
While prices eased by €4 to €6/head on the previous week, agents were keen to get their hands on numbers and this kept a good deal of bite in the trade.
29 June 2022 Markets
My Farming Week: Marie Moloney, Gort Fraoigh, Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Co Mayo
Mayo sheep farmer Marie Moloney says she’s wanted to farm since she was a youngster.
29 June 2022 News
Sheep Watch: mart trade providing some positives
Many mart managers report that while average prices have eased anywhere from €4 to €7 per head, prices are holding better than anticipated given the reduction in factory quotes.
29 June 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: factories gearing up for peak throughput
The Eid al-Adha festival, which takes place from 9 to 13 July, has underpinned the highest levels of throughput in recent years, with the kill recorded at almost 78,000 head in 2021.
29 June 2022 Markets
Department wool feasibility study remains unpublished
Farm organisations and opposition TDs continue to question Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue on the delayed publication of a study into the feasibility of the wool sector.
28 June 2022 News