Livestock

Measures to improve water quality must be implemented at scale - EPA
There must be “significant improvements” in nitrogen use efficiencies to reduce the nitrogen surplus, the Oireachtas committee on agriculture heard on Wednesday evening.
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Sheep price update: factory quotes steady to 20c/kg lower
Sheep price update: factory quotes steady to 20c/kg lower
It is a similar story from marts, with some recording a steady to stronger trade, while others have seen prices ease by €2 to €4/head.
Premier sale date calendar for lowland sheep breeds
Premier sale date calendar for lowland sheep breeds
The 2024 show and sales season kicked off on Saturday 13 July with the Vendeén Sheep Society event, with sales following thick and fast over the coming months.
Premier sale date calendar for lowland sheep breeds
The 2024 show and sales season kicked off on Saturday 13 July with the Vendeén Sheep Society event, with sales following thick and fast over the coming months.
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