articles about sheep-farming
Conditions are perfect to try-out a natural method of washing the raw wool that I have been researching called the suint fermentation method, writes Clodagh Hughes.
“My plan was always to go sheep farming. I made that clear from day 1 when I came home that this is what I want to do.”
Caroline Keane spoke to Eamon Heanue, a sheep farmer on the island of Inishturk, about life on the island and the farming practises he implements.
Grass growth has noticeably slowed down in the last week, writes Edward Earle.
“I never would have seen myself getting into pedigree breeding, but we said we would give it a try."
It’ll cost way more to shear the sheep than their actual fleece is worth, writes Clodagh Hughes.
The most disappointing part of shearing this year is the price of wool, writes Edward Earle.
James O'Connor farms 100 Lanark ewes in West Kerry.
Some losses in farming are expected and you must be able to deal with them or you will never carry on, writes Clodagh Hughes.
The only sensible solution is to get more sheep, writes Clodagh Hughes.
Young farmer, Eoin Kelly, will lamb 750 ewes this year on his mixed farm.
This means less workload for me and VERY importantly, less expense on my pocket, writes Clodagh Hughes.
We were fortunate that we caught it early as most times, the first sign of pneumonia in young lambs is a dead lamb, writes Edward Earle.