The Golden Shears World Championships takes place from Thursday May 22nd to Sunday 25th May in Gorey Wexford.

Technology gulf in TAMS leaving sheep farmers at a loss
Martin Merrick
Reference costs for sheep handling units are many miles off the mark of the cost of automatic sheep handling units, writes Martin Merrick
‘Shearfest’ extravaganza on June bank holiday weekend
19 May 2024 Sheep handling
‘Shearfest’ extravaganza on June bank holiday weekend
The Kepak All-Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing Championships take place on Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 June, in the grounds of Mountbellew Co-operative Mart. Darren Carty reports.
Blowfly and tick risk season on the horizon
18 May 2024 Sheep handling
Blowfly and tick risk season on the horizon
The inclement weather experienced to date in 2024 has left few farmers thinking about blowfly and tick control but this situation will quickly change.
What is the prevalence of lameness on Irish sheep farms?
Jake Delaney, Teagasc, gives an update on current research establishing the incidence and causes of lameness and also touches on dealing with a spike in cases of scald.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
Cotter Agritech showcasing new handling equipment
The company is holding open days next week in Kilkenny and Mayo and will be demonstrating new mobile versions of the Cotter Crate and their automated drenching gun.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
Optimal handling of vaccines to maximise efficiency
Vaccines are a good insurance policy to guard against disease but their value can be quickly eroded if handled incorrectly.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
NSWS payment can help offset global slump in wool prices
The scheme offering payment of €8 per ewe in return for completing two actions closes on 21 May 2024.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
On trial: Clipex sheep crate impresses Westmeath store lamb finisher
Frankie Boyhan took trial of a Clipex Contractor sheep crate, with the Westmeath farmer highly impressed by the technology and labour saving.
27 December 2023 Sheep handling