Farm Programmes
Coming out the right side of a difficult year
Darren Carty
There are numerous challenges facing farmers in the immediate term including higher concentrate costs, poorer-quality silage and ewes in below optimum body condition.
7 December 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Tune in to winter feeding webinar
The NI Sheep programme will hold a winter feeding webinar on Thursday 15 December starting at 7.30pm.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
NI Sheep Programme: High hopes for positive breeding results
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with two of the programme farmers for an update on how the breeding season is progressing.
NI Sheep Programme: how good is 2022 silage quality?
With first- and second-Cut silage analysed on the programme farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some of the results.
9 November 2022 Management
Switching from economics and finance to sheep farming
Following a monumental lifestyle choice Lawrence Martin has put his experience of crunching numbers to good effect in his family’s new life on Carbeth Home Farm in Scotland.
19 October 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Getting ewes ready for breeding at Tynan Abbey
Kate Kingan and Peter Mant are making final preparations before the rams go out with the ewes on 1 October. Kieran Mailey reports.
21 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.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
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.
31 August 2022 Management
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