Following a recovery in grass growth, focus on 2017 Grassland Sheep Farmer of the Year Peadar Kearney’s farm has turned to ensuring there is grass available for ewes next spring. Peadar has a sheep-only enterprise of 300 ewes producing lambs for the factory on a 27ha farm outside Ardee, Co Louth.

He runs the farm with help from another local farmer Joanne Martin, who carries out the breeding and performance recording on the farm.