UFU lobbying in a bid to alleviate pressure on farmers
Public urged to be on lookout for distressed sheep
If you come across a sheep that has fallen on its back, it is advised to contact its farmer and alert them to the situation.
Lamb prices to stay strong
As households sought spring lamb for the Easter Sunday lunch table, marts were reporting “fantastic trade” for sheep.
Sheep farmers struggle with sharp fall in prices
THE cost of shearing sheep has been felt by farmers in Fermanagh this year. As the weather gets warmer and the time comes for a hair cut farmers shear sheep and sell their wool which typically covers the cost of the process. To read more on this story see this week’s Fermanagh Herald. Can’t get […]
Dog warning after alleged sheep worrying incident
ARNEY man, Alexis Maguire, has spoken out urging dog owners to be mindful of the whereabouts of their pets. The plea comes after Mr Maguire claims he intervened while a dog was ‘worrying’ a ewe and two lambs. Speaking about the incident he explained, “On Friday night (July 19) I noticed a ewe and two […]
Driver failed to stop after killing sheep
A FARMER has been left counting the cost as 10 sheep were knocked down and killed on the outskirts of Roslea. On Friday night around 9.30pm Gardai were called to a suspected road traffic collision where 10 sheep were killed. The unknown vehicle, which is suspected to have been badly damaged in the incident, failed […]
Local farmer bounced cheques to buy sheep
Full restitution had been made, including an agreed sum of £25,000 paid to the sheep farmer, who had managed to recover some of the animals.
Five sheep attacked in Florencecourt labradoodle attack
The dog and its owner have not yet been identified.
THEFT: Fears that stolen sheep have been killed
The sheep were stolen in Letterbreen in December.
Dog owners warned after latest sheep kill
In one attack 14 in-lamb ewes were killed or had to be put down