My name is Thomas Cosby. I am a sheep farmer and live at Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois with my wife Gesa and my children, Richard and Charlotte. Stradbally Hall is surrounded by 600 acres of rolling countryside and woodland, much of which is ancient woodland. I farm about 300 acres of pasture the balance being forestry and wildlife habitats. We lamb down 650 Lleyn ewes and keep a few hundred hoggets. We also keep a number of horses and ponies on livery .We have also hosted the Electric Picnic arts-and-music festival since 2004. We are delighted to be a part of this incentive by Dooley Wool and to see our wool being used in a sustainable manner by a local company. I look forward to what the future holds.