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IGA Sheep Farm Walk 2015 Review

IGA Sheep Farm Walk 2015 Review

IGA Sheep Farm Walk 2015Over 100 farmers attended this year’s Irish Grassland Association (IGA) sheep farm walk on Tuesday 19th of May on the farm of Ned Morrissey, Dunhill, Co Waterford. Ned runs a mid-season lambing flock of 370 ewes on 30.3ha (75 acres) in Dunhill, Waterford. The sheep enterprise is run alongside a significant tillage enterprise and focuses on finding the best balance between maximising output and reducing labour input. The farming system has witnessed significant changes in recent years with a switch to wintering ewes on grazing beet in-situ and outdoor lambing greatly cutting workload and costs. Grassland management is also excellent and combined with fodder beet provides the foundation to push stocking rate to the limit at 13 ewes/ha (5.26 ewes/acre). 

Sheep event 19th May

Sheep event 19th May

Irish Grassland Association Sheep Farm Walk 2015


Philip Creighton, Irish Grassland Association Council and Teagasc, Athenry


The Irish Grassland Association Sheep Farm Walk 2015 will take place on Tuesday 19th of May on the farm of Ned Morrissey, Dunhill, Co Waterford.

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