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Scanning results point to a hectic lambing season for this Donegal farmer

Independent IE

A lot has happened since our last report from Michael Duffy's farm in October.

Michael has made a big change in the farmyard, the ewes have been mated successfully and Michael and family took a well deserved holiday in the US over the Christmas.

However there is one major surprise with 27 barren ewes, which is almost 9pc compared to less than 3pc in 2018″. Michael has looked at this issue but so far hasn’t been able to pinpoint a cause. “I ‘single sired/mated’ the flock and rotated the rams after 19 days,” he says. “Ewe body condition scores were excellent and there was very little issues with ram lameness or other health issues.

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