Sheep management: Lambing Live, performance recording and hypothermia
The current spell of weather is raising the importance of implementing high standards of hygiene and being on guard for issues such as hypothermia.
Managing the lambing ewe to improve lamb survival
75% of deaths happen in the first week of life - Dr Tim Keady and Dr Alan Bohan, Teagasc, Athenry, Co Galway, detail advice to reduce lamb mortality.
Watch: colostrum management and new research at UCD Lyons Farm
A new trial is underway in UCD Lyons Farm to determine the most appropriate feeding levels in late pregnancy to enhance colostrum quantity and quality and ewe and lamb performance
Maternal breeds under the spotlight at UCD Lyons Farm
Lambing Live, which was broadcast on Monday from UCD Lyons Farm, got a snapshot of the current sheep programme, while a number of speaker panels discussed sector opportunities and challenges.