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John O’Connell - Sheep Award Winner

Enterprise: Sheep Farmer

From: Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

Farm Size: 34 Ha

Annual Tonnage: 12 T Grass DM/Ha (3 year avg)

Number of Grazings: 7 Grazings/Paddock/Year

Stocking Rate: 2.1 LU/Ha

Output Kg/Ha: 860 Kg/Ha (Liveweight Sold)

John is the 2019 Sheep Grassland Farmer of the Year. He runs a 260 ewe mid-season lambing flock and brings all lambs except replacements through to slaughter. He has excellent grazing infrastructure and system of grazing. John farms in a high rainfall area with a difficult soil type. Output per ewe is high at 70 kg.

Grassland Performance 2020

John's grassland performance will be added to this section at the key stages of the 2020 grazing season

Start of Grazing 2020 

 


Start of 2nd rotation

Mid-season

August -building up

Start of closing off

End of grazing 2020