John Large – Farming in Gortnahoe, Co. Tipperary
John is currently farming just over 450 ewes alongside a suckler herd. John operates a grass based system with a major emphasis on maintaining grass quality throughout the year. He has been a participant in the Sheep Ireland CPT since it began in 2010.
Brian Nicholson – Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny
Now farming almost 800 ewes Brian has been increasing his flock size for the past number of years now. As a former participant in the Teagasc Better farm programme, Brian has been steadily implementing the latest technologies in sheep farming on his holding. Through the use of EID and electronic data recording systems Brian is monitoring ewe performance on farm. Grass measuring, reseeding and adding paddock sub-divisions are all practices being used by Brian to maximise grass production and utilisation. Brian first became involved in the CPT in Autumn 2014.