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Farmer focus: Des Powell - Flock Expansion in Co. Tipperary

Teagasc BETTER Farm Sheep Programme participant Des Powell who runs a mixed sheep and beef system in Co. Tipperary features on this week’s episode of OviCast. Des is also joined by Teagasc’s Dr. Frank Campion as they discuss plans for increasing flock size and implementing a breeding policy on farm

With lambing already underway, Des discusses how he is selecting and identifying his replacements, while Frank highlights the challenge of expanding from within the flock and how it limits the selection process initially.

They also highlight some of the infrastructure changes on the farm finishing up with a discussion on the current grass situation this spring and what changes Des has implemented to bring this about.

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