Grassland Farmer of the Year - Drystock Finalist - Shane Moore6 October 2022 6 October 2022
Venue Athleague, Roscommon. Eircode: F42 NX75
Join the Teagasc Grass10 team on Thursday, 6 October at 6:30pm on the farm of Shane Moore, Athleague, Roscommon. Eircode: F42 NX75. Shane is a participant in the Teagasc Signpost Programme and last year was a finalist in the Drystock category of the Grassland Farmer of the Year competition.
More about Shane
Shane Moore farms near Athleague, Co. Roscommon with his partner Kelly and their two children where they run a lowland sheep enterprise alongside a weanling to store cattle system. The farm is fragmented with the owned land split into two main blocks approximately 5km apart, with an additional block of 4ha rented. The land is made up of mainly good, free-draining soil and includes an area of marginal land usually only grazed by the cattle.
Ewes lamb from March 1st onwards to match grass supply on the farm and replacement ewes lambs, bred from within the flock, are mated as yearlings. Shane’s aim is to have a stocking rate of 12 ewes/Ha weaning >1.6 lambs per ewe joined from the mature ewes. To achieve this Shane has made several changes to the farm in recent years in all areas including grassland management. Soil fertility, grazing infrastructure and grazing management have all changed and these changes have allowed Shane to increase stocking rate sustainably. These changes and the performance achieved on the farm will be discussed on the night.
Shane gives us an insight into his farming system as well as an overview of what to expect at the farm walk in the clip below.