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Dog attacks: Reports of farmers encountering verbal abuse and intimidation

IFA national sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy, has reminded dog owners of the ban on walking on farmland with their pets. He said the 2.5m ewes...

Husky-type dog runs through hedge and attacks sheep

A dog owner has agreed to pay a farmer’s veterinary costs after their husky-type dog attacked a flock of sheep. The incident occurred in Dunnington,...

‘There will always be the place for the Suffolk if the right type is produced’

As part of this week’s sheep segment, Anne Mitchell discusses her involvement in the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society. Anne Mitchell, Menlough, Co. Galway is...

Farmer’s Diary: My fourth lambing season kicks off

In this week’s Farmer’s Diary, Clodagh Hughes discusses the 2021 lambing season, facilitating a student's college placement, and her involvement with That’s Farming. Big news…my...

Probiotics in lambs can increase immunity and reduce watery mouth

Almost 50% of total lamb losses occur in the first 48 hours of life, with a further 11% coming to an early demise 2-14...

‘Sheep farmers are that bit older and not as robust when it comes to trading online’

Level 5 restrictions at marts are posing "enormous" difficulties for sheep farmers. ICSA sheep chair, Sean McNamara, who is of this view, has called on...

Sheep Welfare scheme: €14.7 million issuing to over 18,000 farmers

Advance payments under year four of the Sheep Welfare Scheme have commenced today (Tuesday, November 17th). Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue...

Store lambs easier at Kilkenny Mart as farmers fill their order books

Some 500 entries were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart on Monday (December 14th), according to George Candler. The mart’s auctioneer reported that trade for...

10 tips for new entrant sheep farmers

Tom Coll, Teagasc drystock advisor, provides 10 tips for new entrant sheep farmers. The past year has resulted in an estimated 43% increase in gross...

Farmers urged to be aware of risk of plant poisoning in sheep

AFBI is warning farmers to be aware of the risk of plant poisoning in sheep, particularly due to ornamental garden plants. Whilst plant poisoning is...
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