|Droimeann (DroimFhionn) cows here at Killrowan Farm|
A lot of work was undertaken in regards to maintenance and improvement of the farm itself and to update our farm infrastructure. We have spent the last few months installing new fencing systems and building a multi- purpose farm office/canteen and other use building. We are currently in the process of building a new secondary farm yard and animal handling system.
Our highland cattle have been busy keeping the hill farm in order, hence why we now call them our "Bovine Bulldozers". They are incredibly hardy animals and are a major asset to the hill farm and they are fantastic utilizers of rough grass, scrubs and will live on almost anything!!
|Our Bovine Bulldozers!|
Our Droimeann (DroimFhionn) breeding programme involves carefully selecting animals and keeping with the breed characteristics. These beauties are the oldest surviving native Irish breed of cow with roots firmly set in Irish history and folklore.Conservation of this beautiful breed and ensuring that it has a solid future was one of the primary reasons that Killrowan Farm was founded.
|Easy Calving is a major characteristic to the Droimeann (DroimFhionn) Breed|
Our top reasons for choosing the Hampshire Down as a breed are that they have Trouble free lambing with High survival rates. The Hampshire Down lambs mature early and have a high liveweight gain with Quality muscled carcase producing Good killing out percentage
We continued to breed Belclare sheep as we continue to be impressed with the quality of the lambs, their ease of lambing and mothering ability.