Let's Talk Cattle & Sheep Webinar- Reducing Lameness in Sheep
The second webinar in the 'Let's Talk Cattle & Sheep' series which took place on Wednesday, 27th May, which dealt with reducing lameness in sheep
Effective Footbath Sheep Facilities
We are joined by Sheep Specialist Damian Costello on the latest episode of OviCast who starts by discussing the role of good footbath facilities in a lameness control programme and why batch footbaths are preferable.
Teagasc BETTER Sheep Farms - Lamb performance from birth to 7 weeks old
Weighing Lambs at 7 weeks is crucial to assessing the ewe flock and it also gives a picture as to how the lambs are performing. BETTER Sheep Farmer, Shane Moore from Co. Roscommon gives an update from his farm.
The INZAC Flock - Update May 2020
The Ireland New Zealand across breed animal comparison study (INZAC flock) aims to validate the Irish maternal (Replacement) genetic sheep index and to compare Irish versus New Zealand genetically elite animals. Fiona McGovern and Henry Walsh give an update on the flock.
Shearing season underway
In this episode of OviCast we catch up with George Graham Campion sheep shearer. George starts by outlining how the current restrictions are changing the way shearers are operating this season.
Research update - Alternative forages finishing hill and store lambs
Progress is underway on an experiment investigating the options for finishing hill and store lambs on forage based diets. In this video Frank Campion, Teagasc Sheep gives us an insight into the project.
Blowfly Control in Sheep Flocks
Flystrike is a production limiting, costly and sometimes fatal condition in sheep. When it comes to Blowfly strike the aim should really be to prevent it from happening in the first place. Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc tells us more.
Blowfly Control in Sheep
As we approach the high risk period for blowfly, we are joined by Teagasc Advisor, Tom Coll on this week's episode of OviCast Teagasc Sheep Podcast who discusses the topic in more detail.
In this video, Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep, Teagasc explains that there's a number of different options in terms of the control, treatment and prevention of blowfly strike in sheep.
Lameness treatment - Footbathing
Tom Coll, Teagasc outlines why you should footbath your sheep and also gives an overview of the steps you should take in the preparation of creating your footbath.
Making high DMD silage
In this week's episode of OviCast, Teagasc Sheep Podcast, we are joined by Damian Costello, Teagasc Sheep Specialist who discusses some of the key steps in producing high DMD silage.
Removing surplus - Keeping grass supply on track
We have seen a big change in the grass situation on most sheep farms around the country in recent weeks. There has been an increase in growth rate and as a result we now see a surplus on farms.
Sheep Newsletter - May 2020
In this months edition get information and advice on: Grassland management, flock health, EuroSheep, BETTER Farm Update, Time for a drenching, Research Update, Lambing finished, grass growth improved
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sheep sector
Dr. Kevin Hanrahan, Teagasc joins Ciaran Lynch on this week's Ovicast to discuss how the global recession will impact the Agri-sector with a particular focus on the sheep industry. Michael Gottstein, Teagasc highlights key areas where costs can be reduced and where the easy gains can be made.
Importance of quality silage for sheep
Research carried out in Teagasc Athenry has highlighted the potential to reduce amount of concentrates fed to ewes in late pregnancy when high feed value silage is available.
Temporary Fencing for Sheep
SHEEP: With grass growth increasing on sheep farms now is the ideal time to think about sub dividing fields to maintain grass quality.
Sheep Research Demonstration farm Athenry - Update
SHEEP: Research to date shows that including white clover in the sward relative to perennial ryegrass alone results in lambs reaching slaughter weight faster
Parasite challenges in young lambs – Nematodirus & Coccidia
SHEEP: If lambs are infected by the parasites Nematodirus & Coccidia prompt treatment is necessary as they can have immediate and long lasting effects on lambs. Sheep specialist Ciaran Lynch has advice.
Sheep Management Notes - Grassland Management and Grass Tetany
SHEEP: Advice on how to manage grass supplies until growth rates exceed demand and grass starts to accumulate on your farm. Also, it is important to be aware of grass tetany, which is a common and usually fatal condition that affects lactating ewes.