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Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: Getting ewes ready for breeding at Tynan Abbey
Kieran Mailey
Kate Kingan and Peter Mant are making final preparations before the rams go out with the ewes on 1 October. Kieran Mailey reports.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Reseeding grazing swards in Co Derry
Clement Lynch has just finished reseeding part of the grazing block on his Co Derry sheep plan.
31 August 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Building grass covers for autumn
James McCay is busy drafting lambs for sale and building grass covers for autumn on his Co Tyrone farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
Looking back on lambing - decisions for the future
As the programme farmers make breeding decisions for this autumn, programme adviser Senan White reviews spring lambing performance and how this info is used to influence breeding decisions.
3 August 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Five management tasks for late summer
Kieran Mailey outlines some of the management tasks to be completed on the programme farms during late summer.
27 July 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: replacement selection – EID coming to the fore
Programme adviser Senan White gives an outlined to how some of the programme farmers have begun selecting their potential flock replacements this year.
13 July 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: weather holds up silage plans in Fermanagh
This week, Roy and Marilyn Mayers give an update on what's happening on their Co Fermanagh farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
29 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.
22 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.
15 June 2022 NI Sheep Programme
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