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Strong trade for a smaller entry at Kilkenny Mart

Trade for sheep remained strong at Kilkenny Mart on Monday, November 23rd, according to George Candler. The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade has been aided...

Farmer’s Diary: Overcoming hard times and getting my mojo back

Former professional chef, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen. They say a week in politics is a long time,...

Sheep trade: Prices up 5-10c/kg as factories ‘struggle’ to fill orders

The upward trajectory in the sheep trade is continuing this week, according to IFA sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy. He said to meet this demand, €5.60/kg...

Reports of factories paying up to 22kgs for foreign lambs

A farm group has reiterated its call for greater transparency around sheep imports. In making the appeal, ICSA sheep chair, Sean McNamara, criticised factories for...

VIDEO: Blackface lamb sells for just shy of €220,000

A new breed record price of £200,000 was set for a Blackface at the annual Dalmally ram sale over the weekend. This year’s sale was...

Consider using the ‘ram effect’ for compact lambing

At this time of year, sheep farmers need to look ahead to next Spring to plan their lambing system, writes FRS. There is no one ‘best’...

Sheep trade: Plants ‘anxious’ for lambs

Sheep processing plants are “anxious” for lambs this week, with trade described as “steady”. €5.20-€5.30/kg is reportedly available for quality-assured lambs, whilst producer groups are...

Sheep trade: Lamb prices rising with factories ‘struggling’ to secure supplies

Lamb prices have continued to rise this week, according to IFA national sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy. Quality-assured lambs are now making €5.40 to €5.60/kg, up...

Finishing store lambs – an alternative enterprise to consider?

In the past number of weeks, there has been a renewed interest in the purchasing of store lambs, writes Joanne Masterson, B&T Drystock Advisor,...

Farmer’s Diary: 13 the magic number this breeding season

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. As we want to keep...

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Male (31) due in court charged with hare coursing on farmland

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No shipping activity for weanling bulls at Ennis Mart

Just over 600 entries were on offer at Ennis Mart on Tuesday (November 24th), according to a spokesperson. Speaking following the sale, the spokesperson said:...