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January
*Feed livestock
*General farm maintenance
*Scan ewes
*Spread slurry if the fields are dry and firm. These are the fields from which hay or silage will be taken later in the year.
February
*Feed livestock
*Sheep brought in to house
*General farm maintenance
*Calves weaned
March
*Sheep sorted into lambing groups and the feeding begins
*Calving
*Store cattle sold at market
*​Lambing begins – they receive 24 hour a day attention and give the farmer many sleepless nights!
April
*Calving
*Store cattle sold at market
*Lambing s
*Fertiliser spread on grazing fields to aid spring growth 
*Ploughing
MAY
*Clean out all livestock buildings
*Fencing repairs
*All lambs marked
*Fertiliser and muck spreading
*Stock removed from silage fields and fertiliser is spread to allow six weeks growth before cutting
*Shear the long tails
JUNE
*Sheep shearing
*Routine sheep work (drenching for worms, foot-bathing, etc.)
*Silaging towards end of month
JULY
*​Hay making
*Silage making
AUGUST
*Silage making
*Lambs weaned and turned onto the grass left after the hay and silage crops have been taken [known as aftermath grazing] Lambs sold as they finish
SEPTEMBER
*Lambs sold as they finish
*Purchase new rams from ram sales
OCTOBER
*Ewes prepared ready for tupping to begin [mating time] Unsold lambs brought inside for further fattening
*​Grass deteriorates in quality and will stop growing soon
*House cattle
NOVEMBER 
*Feed livestock
*General farm maintenance




DECEMBER
*Feed livestock
*General farm maintenance




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