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Sheep
Sheep Management: guarding against disease entry with a good quarantine protocol
Darren Carty
A closed flock policy provides the best protection, but for times when animals must be purchased then the risk can be reduced with an extensive quarantine protocol.
NI Sheep Programme: drafting spring lambs under way
Co Tyrone sheep farmer Mark Davidson has started drafting this year's lamb crop for slaughter. Kieran Mailey reports.
23 March 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: gross margins up 30% on lowland farms
2021 was a positive year for the programme farmers running lowland flocks.
Coping with a rapid deterioration in ground conditions
Three storms in quick succession and torrential rainfall is creating huge challenges in particular for farmers with earlier lambing flocks.
23 February 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: lambing starts on lowland farms
Lambing is underway on two of the lowland farms in the programme. Kieran Mailey reports on the progress so far.
16 February 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Sheep Management: weather challenges, lamb mortality and sheep census
The inclement weather over the last week is leading to some issues such as ewes with sore teats and hypothermia in young lambs.
9 February 2022 Management