Articles Tagged ‘sheep’

Call for stabilisation of lamb prices


IFA national sheep chairman John Lynskey has said that lamb factories need to stabilise prices and avoid any further undermining of the trade.

Forward-thinking sheep farming


This year’s Irish Grassland Association sheep event visited John Large’s sheep farm, which straddles the Kilkenny-Tipperary border. The home farm is located on the outskirts of Gortnahoe village and is the base for a busy sheep and suckler beef system. The farm also encompasses a further two blocks of ground that add up to an 80 hectare operation, writes Matt O’Keeffe.

IFA issues warning about dog attacks on sheep


In the wake of dog attacks on sheep reported in the Cooley Peninsula in recent weeks, Louth Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) chairman Gerard Melia has issued a warning to all dog owners of their responsibility to keep their pets under control at all times.

IFA reports 'firm' lamb prices


Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Sheep chairman, John Lynskey, has said lamb prices are firm this week with factories paying from €4.65 to €4.75, with some top prices of €4.80 and more for groups and larger lots. He said all plants have now moved on to 22kg carcase weights.

IFA urges sharing spare sheds with sheep farmers


IFA president, Joe Healy, said the impact of Storm Emma, with heavy snow falls and freezing conditions has given rise to extremely difficult working conditions on farms across the country. Sheep farmers are particularly affected with lambing capacity becoming a problem as farmers cannot get their stock out. Mr Healy has appealed to farmers who have spare capacity in their sheds to make it available to neighbours with newborn lambs.

Lamb price stability vital for sheep sector


The need for strong, viable lamb prices along with price stability at this important time of year, was highlighted at a recent meeting between the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) and Meat Industry Ireland (MII).

Lamb trade stronger – IFA


Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) national sheep chairman, John Lynskey, said the lamb trade has strengthened this week with factories paying up to €5.20/kg to get scarce supplies. He said prices are higher and numbers tighter.

Summer highlights for beef and sheep farmers


 Diary dates for drystock farmers include three upcoming events during May and June. The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) is hosting two separate conferences and farm walks devoted to beef and sheep, supported by Mullinahone Co-op and MSD.