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John Fagan

John Fagan

Lofty perch: A Mayo Blackface Ewe and Lamb near Cross Beach Killeen Louisburgh. Photo: Conor McKeown

Lofty perch: A Mayo Blackface Ewe and Lamb near Cross Beach Killeen Louisburgh. Photo: Conor McKeown

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John Fagan

Lambing is over and things are calming down somewhat on the farm here despite the storm that is taking place outside the farm gate.

I feel pretty lucky to be a farmer at the moment. For most farmers around the country it's very much business as usual - nothing has changed on the farm and for my part I have never been busier.

I always like to take a quick look back over how lambing went. Having dosed the main batch of lambs for nematodirus, I am delighted to have 1.7 lambs per mature ewe skipping about the fields.