Research trials at University College Dublin (UCD) Lyons Estate research unit in Kildare have looked at the potential for incorporating herbs into grazing swards on Irish sheep farms.

Outlining the results at the NSA sheep event in Ballymena, Professor Tommy Boland from UCD said that the study used four farmlets, each carrying 30 ewes with twin lambs at a stocking rate of 12.5 ewes/ha on a five paddock rotation.