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Farmer’s Diary: All eyes on ram power

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. So, it is that time...

‘I like a ewe lamb from twins to be achieving at least 330g/day and 400g/day for singles’

Careful consideration on the selection of replacement ewe lambs is something vital to the future performance of the flock. And, it is something that...

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’...

Butcher and factory-type lambs up €2-€4/head at Kilkenny

Some 450 entries were presented for sale at Kilkenny Mart’s sheep sale on Monday (October 5th), according to George Candler. The mart’s auctioneer reported a...

My goal is to own over 500 sheep’ – 22-year-old

Annie McGuinness may have been raised on a farm steeped in family tradition, but it was only when she attempted to pursue a career...

Farmer’s Diary: Paint branding and crutching sheep

Edward Earle, Gorey, Co. Wexford, works as a quality engineer and farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents. This week, we moved the...

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Farm group reacts to Dutch farm minister’s desire to ban Irish calves

A farm group has reacted to reports of Dutch agriculture minister, Carola Schouten’s desire to ban the import of Irish calves into the country. ICMSA...

Teen farming author sets up agri e-commerce site for Ugandan orphanage

During the COVID-19 lockdown, enthusiastic Cork-based teenager, Tadgh Quill-Manley, has set up a socially-conscious farm supplies e-commerce site. The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is already...

5 arrested after €110,000 cannabis farm discovered

Five individuals have been arrested in the UK following the discovery of a £100,000 (approximately €110,000) cannabis farm. Northumbria Police received a report of men...

VIDEO: 50 in-calf heifers with ‘power and style’ set for O’Connor’s sale

From humble beginnings to international interest, Martin O’Connor’s hotly-anticipated in-calf heifer sale is an annual highlight in the suckler farming calendar. Sales rings have been...