Black Beauties hit 5500gns in Blessington
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the Black Beauties sale in Blessington Mart.
18 November 2022 Pedigree
Ballyhibben B3 major reduction sale of 100 pedigree Charollais ewes
Established over 30 years ago, the Ballyhibben flock of Michael Power has won numerous top breeding championships and also set many new price records for the Charollais breed in Ireland.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
NI Sheep Programme: High hopes for positive breeding results
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with two of the programme farmers for an update on how the breeding season is progressing.
Western Stars sparkle with tops of €2,000
The Western Suffolk club’s inaugural autumn female sale in Athenry saw ewe lambs reach €2,000 with a 95% clearance overall.
9 November 2022 Pedigree
Sheep mart prices: more bite for well fleshed lambs
Some mart managers are reporting prices marginally firmer for well-fleshed lots, with prices possibly up by an average of €1 to €2 per head.
2 November 2022 Markets
Sheep Management: autumn grazing plans and mating ewe lambs
With fertiliser prices at record levels and concentrate prices above €400/t it is important that paddocks are closed in sufficient time to have adequate grass available next spring.
12 October 2022 Management
In pictures: steady trade for stores with plenty of bite for ewe lambs
Ewe lambs topped the €3/kg mark on a number of occasions with the keenest demand shown for top-quality Suffolk and speckle-faced lambs.
10 October 2022 Markets
Split lambing: easing the pressure or doubling the hardship?
Split lambing has its pros and cons, so careful consideration is required before implementing it.
4 October 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Athenry Mart hosts new sale of Blue Texel and Dassenkop
The Irish Blue Texel Sheep Society held its first sale in Athenry Mart last Saturday, with an entry of 56 Blue Texel and three Dassenkop sheep.
21 September 2022 Pedigree
Sheep Mart Watch: throughput starting to ease in some sales
While throughput in a high percentage of marts has started to ease from the peak entries recorded in recent weeks, it has hit peak activity in marts in hill strongholds.
14 September 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: ewe lambs sell to £169 at Aghanloo
The annual sale of Greyface, Mule and Suffolk Cheviot ewe lambs was held at Aghanloo near Limavady, Co Derry, on Tuesday.
14 September 2022 Markets