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The 2019 IFA National Hill Sheep Forum is taking place in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow on Thursday 5th September. IFA National Hill Committee Chairman, Flor McCarthy, said that the Forum and farm visit will provide hill sheep farmers with a great opportunity to get the latest updates across a broad range of relevant issues from commonages […]

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the Irish sheep sector is a very important farming enterprise with 35,000 farmers and an output of €390m.

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade has improved slightly this week with farmers getting €5.50/kg and top prices of €5.60/kg paid. He said lambs remain very scarce and farmers should negotiate hard on both price and weights.

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has encouraged farmers to apply for the National Walks Scheme, which will double the number of national walks and benefit up to 2,000 farmers.

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