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Sligo sheep farmer on getting future breeding stock into shape

Assess which ewes to keep and get them to optimum weight and body condition before they are sent to the ram

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Sean Conway

Sean Conway

Sean Conway

Sean Conway (pictured) farms at Coondrihara, Lavagh, Ballymote at the foot of Knocknashee in Co Sligo.

The farm is of heavy soil type by nature, and this was one of the reasons why Sean changed his farming enterprise 16 years ago from dairying to contract rearing and sheep.

Getting the simple management practices right on the farm has allowed Sean to maximise flock output and minimise variable costs. What are the simple practices adopted on the Conway farm?