Sheep Walk Donegal


Event Date: Tuesday 14th of May 2024 11:59:59 PM
Programme & Full Detail: Open The Brochure
Event Location: 6-8.30pm Castlefinn Donegal F93KF77


This year the IGA are travelling on the 14th May to the Stevenson farm in Southeast Donegal for the on-farm Sheep event. (Castlefinn Donegal F93KF77). The event starts at 6.30pm, with refreshments on arrival at 6pm. This is a free event and everyone is very welcome.

This Award-Winning Sheep and Cattle farm is run by mother and son team Margaret and Jack Stevenson is located midway between Castlefinn and Killygordon F93KF77.

In 2023 the Stevensons won the Suckler to Weanling category in the National Livestock Show Sustainable Farmer Awards. The IGA are delighted to be hosting the sheep event on a superb sheep farm which is also an award-winning beef farm.

To say that the Stevenson farm ticks all the boxes in relation to best practice in sheep production hardly does justice to the level of flock management.

The Stevensons sheep enterprise comprises a Mid-Season flock lambing just over 500 Mature ewes and 60 Ewe lambs, the mature ewes consistently scan over 2 lambs per ewe with the most recent scan 2.04 lambs per ewe joined. Because of the high scan rate up to 17% of the ewes bear triplets, after cross fostering about 50 triplets are artificially reared on the farm. There is a mix of sheep breeds on the farm including Suffolk X Texel, Charolais, Roubex and Dutch Spotted. Mature Ewes and Ewe lambs are all mated to lamb at the same time, breeding female replacements are kept from within the flock.



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