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A Sheep Shearer’s Guide to Managing Back Pain
A Sheep Shearer’s Guide to Managing Back Pain

Agridirect.ie looks to the upcoming shearing season, and discusses some simple steps for managing shearer’s back pain. That time of year again ...

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Lambing Season: How to Keep Joint-ill At Bay
Lambing Season: How to Keep Joint-ill At Bay

Agridirect.ie discusses joint-ill in lambs, and outlines some steps that farmers can take this spring to prevent it. What is Joint-ill? As we’...

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Killer in the Spring Grass: Nematodirus in Lambs and How to Manage it
Killer in the Spring Grass: Nematodirus in Lambs and How to Manage it

As the weather takes up, Agridirect.ie warns sheep farmers of the risk of Nematodirus infection and offers some advice on how to prevent and treat it...

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Lambing Season: Top Tips for Keeping the Fox Away
Lambing Season: Top Tips for Keeping the Fox Away

  With lambing season in full swing, Agridirect.ie discusses the threat of fox predation, and outlines some ways that farmers can deter the th...

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Twin Lamb Disease: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Twin Lamb Disease: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

With February looming, Agridirect.ie discusses the threat Twin Lamb Disease and outlines some measures we can take to prevent or treat it. These ...

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From dogs to pine martens: farmland predators and how they kill
From dogs to pine martens: farmland predators and how they kill

Agridirect.ie discusses the predators most likely to attack your flock, and asks: how can we read the signs to identify the predator? The mystery o...

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Indoor Lambing: The Basics
Indoor Lambing: The Basics

Agridirect.ie talks early lambing, and outlines some of the steps farmers can take to prevent lamb losses before, during and after birth. As Decemb...

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Ewe abortions: causes and prevention
Ewe abortions: causes and prevention

Agridirect.ie discusses the causes of abortion in ewes and outlines some measures that farmers can take to mitigate risk. Flock health post tupping...

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Forecast: Wet With a Strong Chance of Fluke
Forecast: Wet With a Strong Chance of Fluke

As the weather gets wetter, Agridirect.ie discusses the increased danger of fluke in sheep and offers some advice to farmers on the best treatments a...

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Livestock pneumonia: knowing the early signs is key
Livestock pneumonia: knowing the early signs is key

Agridirect.ie discusses the threat of pneumonia in livestock during the winter months, and outlines the early symptoms to watch out for. Winte...

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Managing Foot Rot and Scald in Sheep
Managing Foot Rot and Scald in Sheep

Agridirect.ie discusses foot rot and scald in sheep, and outlines some of the steps farmers can take to mitigate the problem. Foot ailments in shee...

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Summer is over, but the threat of maggots remains
Summer is over, but the threat of maggots remains

Agridirect.ie talks the threat of autumn blowfly strike and maggots, and discusses some of the best solutions for managing this scourge over the comi...

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