Farmer's Diary: 'Factory quotes are holding steady for good fleshy lambs'

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.

How working as a sales clerk inspired this 24-year-old to become a livestock auctioneer

“Sometimes you cannot please everyone, but every day is a new sale day.” says 24-year-old Raymond O’Kane.

Snapchat Takeover: Eoin Kelly

Eoin Kelly and family run a large-scale sheep and beef enterprise.

16-year-old soaring to success with prize-winning Blue Texel flock

“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.

Farmer’s Diary: To let the ram with our ewe lambs or not?

There is a lot of extra work with lambing ewe lambs and costs, writes Edward Earle who farms 300 sheep with his parents.

VIDEO: Farming 500 ewes and 140 ewe lambs

He keeps sheep farming simple by focusing on genetics, grass, and good management.

VIDEO: Lambing 400 ewes and farming 500-acres of tillage

Ned, who runs a mid-season lamb production system out-winters his flock and lambs outdoors.

VIDEO: 'This year, we lambed about 750 ewes and 150 ewe lambs'

Changing to Easycare genetics has reduced labour per ewe, while increasing lamb output.

‘There is no point in carrying a ewe that is not delivering a return for you’

It is important to be tough on yourself when assessing ewes post-weaning, writes Edward Earle.

Farmer’s Diary: Well, how about that weather then?

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.

VIDEO: Watch out the vaccinator is in town!

We need rain…because the grass is not growing, writes sheep farmer, Clodagh Hughes.

Mayo Mules are ticking all the boxes for this farmer

'Over the last number of years, we have had a scanning rate of approximately 2 lambs per ewe'