Livestock farmer Jim Beary in his tractor© Richard Stanton
Lambing is in full swing here now. Most of the older ewes lambed within 10 days, so the teaser rams appear to have done their job. The weather has been challenging at times, but thankfully lamb and ewe mortality are much lower than this time last year. Grass and plantain growth have been slow, but covers were good at the start so we are now seeing the benefit of preserving lambing pastures over winter. As a result, the ewes appear to […]