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Livestock worrying: 30 sheep killed in dog attack

Police in Cheshire are investigating a livestock worrying incident which took place in recent days. Approximately 30 sheep were killed, according to officers investigating the...

‘I always wanted to be a livestock auctioneer’

Donna Vidal is a progressive sheep farmer chasing a career in property auctioneering. The 25-year-old farms her 100-ewe Royal Flock on a full-time basis, whilst...

How to prepare for lambing season

How to prepare for lambing - a guide for sheep farmers from FRS.  January is critically important for many early-season production sheep farmers throughout the...

The Lost Valley: History, heritage, farming in Mayo

The Lost Valley is a stunning farm, located in the extreme south-west corner of county Mayo, near Louisburgh. It overlooks the Killary Fjord, and its...

Sheep trade: Kill edges towards 2.5m head mark

Quality-assured lambs are ranging from €5.25-€5.40/kg this week, according to reports. Producer groups are receiving more, in the region of 5-10c/kg, with most plants paying...

Whitehead shears 661 sheep in less than 9 hours

Megan Whitehead has set a new solo women’s nine-hour lamb shearing record, clipping 661 sheep. The 24-year-old began her attempt at 5am yesterday morning (Wednesday,...

‘The devil will be in the detail’ of €45m Covid beef scheme – farm leader

ICSA president, Edmond Phelan, has reacted to today’s budget, which he said provokes “some questions”. He outlined that there is "clarity" around the continuation of...

Balancing work and farming life

26-year-old Cathal Cassidy runs a 200-strong beef herd and 400-ewe flock with his father, Edward, while also working as a ruminant nutritionist with Alltech. The...

‘When I drive into a yard or field to go baling, I’m met with blank stares or twenty questions’

“I went to an all-girls secondary school where agriculture as a subject was not taught and not encouraged as a career path,” explained Chloe...

‘I always knew I wanted to do something agricultural-related or with animals’

Leah Armitage is a fourth-generation farmer and agricultural science student residing in Dalystown, outside Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Farming is a longstanding tradition on both sides...
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