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Friday 22 February 2019

John Large

John Large farms at Gortnahoe, Co Tipperary
All ewes will be housed before Christmas.

The outlook on stores for next spring appears good 

Now that another year is almost finished it is time to have a look back and see how we performed throughout the year. Everyone knows what a good year it was for grass-growth and utilisation. But, I also remember last March and April when we fed meal to most of the lambed ewes outside. We fed them for two reasons. Firstly, grass was a bit slow to start growing due to the late application of nitrogen. Secondly, a bit of meal gives the ewes more energy to produce milk for her lambs. Plenty of milk gives the lambs a great start in the first few weeks. I will feed all twin ewes again for...