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Why this Laois farmer’s pedigree Angus are such a big hit with local dairy farmers

Michael G Phelan says their easy calving and easy fleshing bring back repeat buyers – and his pedigree Kerry Hill sheep are also selling well

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Man's best friend: Michael G Phelan on his farm at Ballygarvan, Ballacolla, Co Laois with his six-month-old Border Collie Teddy at the Ballygarvan Curragh on the banks of the River Erkina. Photos: Alf Harvey

Man's best friend: Michael G Phelan on his farm at Ballygarvan, Ballacolla, Co Laois with his six-month-old Border Collie Teddy at the Ballygarvan Curragh on the banks of the River Erkina. Photos: Alf Harvey

Michael's Kerry Hill sheep

Michael's Kerry Hill sheep

Michael's pedigree Angus

Michael's pedigree Angus

Michael on the river

Michael on the river

Michael and Laois hurlers Ronan Broderick, Willie Dunphy, Mark Hennessy and James Ryan out with the Woodenbridge Paddlers in support of the Erkina Blueway Project

Michael and Laois hurlers Ronan Broderick, Willie Dunphy, Mark Hennessy and James Ryan out with the Woodenbridge Paddlers in support of the Erkina Blueway Project

Michael and Teddy

Michael and Teddy

Michael’s pedigree Angus at the Ballygarvan Curragh

Michael’s pedigree Angus at the Ballygarvan Curragh

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Man's best friend: Michael G Phelan on his farm at Ballygarvan, Ballacolla, Co Laois with his six-month-old Border Collie Teddy at the Ballygarvan Curragh on the banks of the River Erkina. Photos: Alf Harvey

Laois farmer Michael G Phelan was busy last week, between the Ploughing Championship taking place nearby and selling 15 ewe lambs from his pedigree Kerry Hill flock.

Michael, who also farms pedigree Angus cattle and is well-known in ploughing circles, says the past several months have been good farm-wise.


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