Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: weather holds up silage plans in Fermanagh
Kieran Mailey
This week, Roy and Marilyn Mayers give an update on what's happening on their Co Fermanagh farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
22 June 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: baling silage and drafting lambs in Co Down
Harvesting first-cut silage and drafting lambs for slaughter have been the main jobs completed on Paraic McNeill's farm over the past week. Kieran Mailey reports.
15 June 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: drafting spring lambs under way
Co Tyrone sheep farmer Mark Davidson has started drafting this year's lamb crop for slaughter. Kieran Mailey reports.
NI Sheep Programme: New paddock system paying off
Antrim sheep farmers Karol and Peter McCaughan have set up a paddock system on an out-farm this spring. Kieran Mailey reports.
25 May 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Reseeding plans in Co Antrim
Co Antrim sheep farmer Dermot McAleese is gearing up to reseed grazing and silage swards this summer.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
NI Sheep Programme: making improvements to the grazing system
Improving grassland management has been a central theme on the programme farms. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to improve grazing in the year ahead.
20 April 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: few issues for mid-season lambing
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with the programme farmers operating mid-season lambing flocks.
6 April 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: gross margins up 30% on lowland farms
2021 was a positive year for the programme farmers running lowland flocks.
23 March 2022 Management
Benchmarking – how the hill flocks did in 2021
Performance across the hill and upland flocks was positive in 2021, with higher farmgate returns cancelling out higher costs.
15 March 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Building the flock around a grass-based system in Armagh
Kate Kingan and Peter Mant hosted a virtual farm walk last Thursday, outlining how they aim to insulate their farm business from rising input costs. Kieran Mailey reports.
9 March 2022 Management
Northern Ireland Sheep Programme webinar: register here to view
The virtual farm walk takes place on Thursday 3 March at 8pm and visits Tynan Abbey Estate, where in excess of 500 ewes and an 80-cow suckler-to-beef herd are run on 222ha of grassland.
3 March 2022 News
Developing a sustainable production system
Tynan Abbey Farm, run by Kate Kingan and Peter Mant, is striving to develop a production system that best utilises the farms resources and labour availability and delivers a worthwhile margin.
23 February 2022 NI Sheep Programme