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Shane Moore

Farmer Shane Moore
Location Athleague, Co. Roscommon
Farm Description 36 ha grassland running an early lambing and a mid-season lambing sheep flock alongside a suckler cow enterprise selling followers as weanlings.
Teagasc Advisor Michael Conroy

Farm Plan

A detailed farm plan was drawn up for the farm and reviewed regularly. A summary of details of the plan are laid out below:

Breeding policy

  • Develop a maternal/terminal reciprocal cross
  • Use performance recorded high index rams
  • Select replacements from high performing ewes
  • Target output of >1.6 lambs weaned/ewe joined from ewe flock

Grassland management

  • Address soil fertility issues (Lime and chemical P & K)
  • Increase number of grazing divisions
  • Use grass budgeting

Flock management

  • Increase ewe numbers, farm stocking rate and housing capabilities
  • Begin to move ewes lambing in January into mid-season flock
  • Streamline production system


  • Implement flock health plan