Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: a tough challenge to get through the spring
John Egerton
The weather has improved, but it will take time to recover from a damaging spring, writes John Egerton.
Farmer Writes: jury out on multispecies swards in the west
John Egerton established some multispecies swards on his Fermanagh farm in 2021 and 2022.
12 April 2023 Northern Ireland
Watch: lambing sheep best left to young farmers
John Egerton’s son William is now in full control of the sheep flock on the farm.
Farmer Writes: bad weather driving farm to the limit
A wet March has put severe pressure on John Egerton’s farming system.
29 March 2023 Northern Ireland
I don’t want to be a busy fool again
The drudgery of farming can take its toll, writes Fermanagh farmer John Egerton.
8 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: taught a lesson by a red and white Moilie
John Egerton regrets the day he broke his own rules around breeding in his suckler herd.
15 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Nerves jangling at scanning time
Ewes and autumn-calving cows have been pregnancy scanned on the Egerton farm.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: resolve to make a will in 2023
All farmers need to plan for what happens in the future writes John Egerton.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Taken aback by trade at fatstock shows
Exceptional prices being paid at special shows has left John Egerton questioning the breeding policy on his farm.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Cut the meal being fed or keep driving on?
Some farmers are feeding less concentrate, which has led John Egerton to question his own system.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: devastating impact of ash dieback on farms
John Egerton fears that the disease is going to fundamentally change the farmed landscape in NI.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: hoping for better AI hit in autumn herd
John Egerton has put in place a number of management changes to try to avoid another high empty rate in his autumn-calving herd.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland