In this video, Kevin Comiskey, vice-chairman of the IFA national sheep committee, and Cian Condon, environment and technology advisor – drystock and goats at Teagasc, outline good management practices to help maximise profitability on sheep farms.
Some key points discussed in the clip include:
- Weigh regularly to monitor performance;
- Become familiar with carcass weights required by factories to ensure lambs do not go over-weight;
- Invest in good-handling unit facilities;
- The preventive treatment of diseases can have a positive influence on farm performance.