Guarding against inbreeding in hill sheep flocks
Darren Carty
Eamon Wall, Sheep Ireland, outlines the steps that breeding groups and ram breeders can take to reduce the risk of inbreeding and reassure customers they are not purchasing any such issues.
14 September 2022 Management
Sheep Management: Best practice dipping and hill sheep breeding strategies
The success of dipping to control external parasites will be governed by ensuring the dipping batch is kept clean and product is topped up as necessary.
18 July 2022 News
Young Stock Podcast: Sheep, shearing and Sligo with Karol Devaney
Karol Devaney chats to Anne O'Donoghue about re-learning to shear on his right hand, starting his own clothing business and living on the side of Benbulben.
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
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
This week in photos: feeding hill sheep and clover farm walks
Our top photos from the past week include hill sheep farming before lambing, clover farm walks, feeding ewes, planting potatoes and one of the farms affected by a proposed Limerick to Cork motorway.
10 April 2022 News