Is mineral supplementation in sheep worth it?
At last week’s sheep conference Dr Nigel Kendall said that minerals are often the starting point when addressing a multitude of issues when they should be the last factor assessed.
Controlling rushes using weed-wipers/lickers
In order to retain access to a full suite of rush control options it is critical to act responsibly in their application. Dr David Gilloway, Department of Agriculture outlines best practice advice.
Next couple of weeks critical for grass management
Grass supplies on many farms are running well ahead of last year and careful planning will be required to ensure good-quality grass is maintained ahead of ewes and lambs.
Early lactation feeding will set foundation for subsequent performance
Feeding programmes need to be correctly implemented so that ewes are not prevented from reaching peak milk yield.