The McEneaney's farm a mixture of hill and lowland with both systems intertwining to good effect. \ Philip Doyle
The breeding in the McEneaney's hill flock is changingfrom the traditional type of Cheviot to the Lairg strain of Cheviot sheep.
Gerry Rice says Lanark ewes are more suited to lambing outdoors with ewes finding shelter to lamb and requiring little intervention. (Photo: Phill Doyle)
With improved grass supplies and ewes in good condition Gerry Rice was able to get through lambing without feeding any meal in 2019.(Photo: Phill Doyle)
Gerard Goss finds Mule ewes make good mothers and deliver good lambs when mated with continental rams. (Photo: Phill Doyle)
The construction of a new slatted shed on the Goss farm has allowed swards to get a good rest over the winter resulting in good grass supplies to carry ewes and lambs post lambing. (Photo: Phill Doyle)