Spraying off, liming and fertiliser are as important as the grass seed itself in doing a reseed.
The lambs are thriving. I have them grazing in two mobs and I keep them moved around the farm, constantly keeping the leafy grass available to them. It's easier to manage the grass when they are grazing in two large groups of 300 ewes.
A little bit of scald is creeping into the flock and I will run everything through the zinc sulphate footbath this week.
I try to footbath the entire flock once a month and it generally keeps any lameness issues at bay. You cannot afford your lambs to get any setback at this time of year. The grass is so high in nutrition right now that it is the cheapest and most effective way to fatten them.
I always try to draft as many lambs off the ewes as possible before weaning, so regular footbathing and keeping a check on worms is vital to maintain thrive.
With shearing soon going to be on the cards, I see that wool price is at 60 cent a kilo. This is a joke. I won't be selling it at that price. I'm happily going to put it to one side until the market sorts itself out.
I took the opportunity to go to the Irish Grassland Association's sheep farming event at Jonny Bell's farm near Mullingar. Jonny is in my KT group and it is inspirational to see the progress that he has made with grassland management on his farm.
He is very open about his experiences, both positive and negative, and that's what being in a discussion group is all about: laying your cards on the table and being open to constructive criticism. None of us are perfect.
There were a number of industry speakers at the morning session.
Teagasc's Kevin Hanrahan painted a fairly dismal picture of the future after Brexit. Let's be honest about it, Brexit will mean a pay cut for farmers.
Even if things are not as bad as it might now seem, I am certain that the Brexit stick will be used to drive down prices. Have you ever heard a factory man talking up the price?
In terms of planning over the next five years, I would be cautious about any major investments.
We were told that we should be delighted with ourselves that the lamb price has remained more or less stable for the last 10 years. This mindset also needs to change.
Are we going to get the same lamb price for the next 10 years while all other costs continue to rise?
I looked around the room at the conference, and there was only a handful of farmers the same age as me. The IGA sheep conference in 10 years' time will be a lonely place, given Brexit and the attitude that farmers should consider themselves lucky to be averaging €100 for a finished lamb.
Average lamb prices need to increase year on year, otherwise I'm done.
John Fagan is a sheep farmer from Gartlandstown, Co Westmeath