articles about sheep-farmer
Last year, ground conditions became so bad we had to house ewes on November 14th, writes Edward Earle, who farms over 300 ewes in partnership with his parents.
“Sometimes you cannot please everyone, but every day is a new sale day.” says 24-year-old Raymond O’Kane.
Eoin Kelly and family run a large-scale sheep and beef enterprise.
“This year, we offered our first batch of ewe lambs and had them sold within days.” explained Jennifer, who established her own flock aged 12.
Here are some tips from vet, Conor Geraghty.
There is a lot of extra work with lambing ewe lambs and costs, writes Edward Earle who farms 300 sheep with his parents.
He keeps sheep farming simple by focusing on genetics, grass, and good management.
Ned, who runs a mid-season lamb production system out-winters his flock and lambs outdoors.
Changing to Easycare genetics has reduced labour per ewe, while increasing lamb output.
It is important to be tough on yourself when assessing ewes post-weaning, writes Edward Earle.
I was right in thinking the rain just wouldn’t know when to leave and I’m sure, like me, we could all do with a wee break from it, writes Clodagh Hughes.
We need rain…because the grass is not growing, writes sheep farmer, Clodagh Hughes.
'Over the last number of years, we have had a scanning rate of approximately 2 lambs per ewe'