2019 TARGET IS 650 LAMBS FOR SALE
Michael Duffy farms at Kerrykeel on the Fanad Peninsula, 23 miles north of Letterkenny.
His operation consists of 419 ewes/ewe lambs mated and over 1000 store lambs purchased.
He has a target weaning percentage of 1.8 lambs per ewe and 1.0 lamb per ewe lamb mated.
His aim is to keep lamb mortality at less than 10oc and have 650 lambs for sale. He targets ewe body condition scores (BCS) from weaning with the aim of having a ewe BCS of 3.5 at mating and 3.0 at lambing.
In recent years, he feeds some meal from housing to prevent any loss of ewes BCS.
In November 2018 Michael invested in a second hand diet feeder so all the ewes are now fed consistent total mixed ration (TMR) of silage and meals.