Making big improvements on a traditional sheep and tillage enterprise in Wexford
The Sheil family, who farm outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford, are focused on improving farm output from a grass-based system.
Sheep management: finishing lambs and what to look out for in a ration
Some mid-season producers and hill sheep farmers with higher numbers of lambs on farm later into the year have stepped up meal feeding levels or have taken the step of housing lambs.
Sheep management: post-breeding nutrition, TAMS II and a sale of working dogs
The way ewes are managed in mid-pregnancy can have a marked effect on subsequent performance.
Sheep management: grazing heavy covers and scanning ewes
This week's notes cover grassland management and grazing heavy covers, getting the most out of forage crops and scanning early lambing ewes.