Campbell Tweed will host an EasyCare open night at his Ballycoose farm, close to Carncastle in Co. Antrim, on Tuesday, August 1.
This annual occasion represents a novel alternative to gauge instantly the developments which might be happening at Ballycoose farm with regard to using wool shedding and straightforward care genetics in industrial setting.
Audio system collaborating will embody Sam Boone, manger of Signet Breeding Providers from Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB) and Ann McLaren, an animal breeding and genetics specialist with the Scottish Rural School (SRUC)
Campbell Tweed has stated that rising numbers of farmers at the moment are actively searching for complete efficiency figures with regards to deciding which new bloodlines greatest go well with their flock growth wants.
The Ballycoose enterprise contains 3,000 EasyCare breeding ewes. The flock is completely self- contained with all lambs not going for breeding introduced by means of to ending weights.
Each lamb born throughout the Tweed flock is efficiency recorded from start.
Your complete enterprise is managed by three full-time workers. This, in itself, is a really highly effective illustration of what ‘straightforward care’ sheep administration is all about.
Campbell took the choice of taking place the self-shedding route after the wool value crash of 1999. So he has had virtually 25 years’ expertise of working with this explicit kind of sheep.
“Guests may have the chance of seeing a collection of ewes and rams,” he stated.
“EasyCare sheep have a key function to play on sheep farms of every kind. They’re notably suited to flock house owners who work out from 9:00a.m to five:00p.m between Monday and Friday.
“To a big extent, the sheep can handle themselves.”
Tweed is at present promoting each breeding EasyCare ewes and lambs to flock house owners all through Eire and the UK.
“We’re providing absolutely recorded inventory that may add considerably to any sheep enterprise. Demand for EasyCare bloodlines is on the up and this development exhibits no signal of diminishing,” he stated.
The open night occasion will get underway at 6:00p.m on August 1.