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Sheep Feed Testimonial – John Fagan


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“I have been feeding Quinns sheep feed to my ewes’ pre lambing since 2014 and
I am very happy with how the feed is performing. At the back end of the year I can
see it in my lambs and I believe feeding a good quality ration to ewes pays
dividends. I was feeding a 20% coarse ration from Quinns but switched over to
the Supreme 20% Ewe nut in 2017 and have been feeding it since. I find the pellet
a great way to feed my ewes accurately as I separate them into pens after they are
scanned. I believe ingredients in the feed are most important and the high soya
based nut provided by Quinns means my ewes and lambs are in great condition.
This year I lambed 3 weeks later but my lambs were actually finished 3 weeks
earlier because my ewes were fed the correct diet before lambing. Feeding
Quinns Supreme 20% Ewe Nut with a high soya level ensures the ewes have
plenty of milk, giving the lambs the perfect start leading to a quicker and earlier
finishing date”
John Fagan Gartlandstown, Co. Westmeath

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Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Scheme


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Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Scheme Now Open for Applications   Basics of the scheme The scheme is a targeted program designed to assist farmers to upgrade the standard of safety on their farms. Amount of funding available: €12.2 million Maximum grant rate: 40% Maximum investment ceiling: €20,000 Maximum grant therefore is: €8,000 Important Dates […]

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Benefits of Reseeding


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Provide more grass in the shoulder periods (early Spring and late Autumn) New pastures are more responsive to nitrogen compared to old permanent pastures Higher feeding quality Faster re-growth Supports higher stocking rates & improves animal production Soil Fertility Poor soil fertility is one of the main reasons why ryegrass will disappear from pasture. Reseeding […]

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