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Farmer focus: Shane Moore, housing scanning and feeding plans

Shane Moore, a Teagasc BETTER Farm Sheep Programme participant who is farming outside Athleague in Co Roscommon, joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast.

Shane starts by giving a quick re-cap on how mating went this year before discussing closing up his grazing ground this winter and housing the flock earlier than expected in December.

Shane describes the new sheep house that he put up last year and how it left management of his flock a lot easier.  He explains this year’s scan results and how he plans to split the flock up for penning on the basis of litter size and expected lambing date. 

Finally, he discusses silage results, his feeding plans and why he feels it’s important to start supplementing his pregnant ewe lambs early. 

Find out more about the Teagasc BETTER Farm Sheep Programme 

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