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Farmer Focus: Brian Keane on his mixed enterprise, dealing with drought & sowing cover crops for the winter

Sheep BETTER Farm Programme participant, Brian Keane, and his Teagasc Advisor, James Doran, join Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to get an insight into the system he is operating and how he is managing this season

Brian, who is farming near Enniscorthy in Co Wexford, first gives some background to his farming enterprise which comprises of sheep suckers and tillage.

He discusses how the dry spell has affected his farm over the past few weeks and James highlights what steps Brian has taken to manage through the dry spell.

Brian explains what cover crops he has put in for the winter and their potential to finish lambs with James also offering some tips on best management.

Join Brian on Wednesday, 24th August at 7pm on the farm of Brian Keane, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 X0Y2 for a lowland sheep farm walk. Further information about the farm at BETTER Lowland Sheep Farm Walk with Brian Keane Wexford 

For more episodes from the OviCast podcast, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/ovicastpodcast