Damon Brown runs 60 commercial ewes and a small pedigree flock under the Loughbeg Suffolks name.
A small purebred and commercial flock run by Colm and Enda Mc Aleer, in Dungannon, has a nucleus of 20 purebred Suffolk ewes and 40 commercial Suffolk Mule cross and Mule’s. In addition to the boluses which they had always used, they tried Provita’s multivitamin mineral drench with copper, ProVitaMin. Ewes were given 10 ml 4 weeks before tupping and just before lambing. It is also used for flushing and AI to help accelerate flock development and for growing lambs.