Sheep management: lambs, blowfly strike and meal feeding
This week's notes cover the poor slaughter performance in lambs, a spike in blowfly strike and meal feeding lambs post-weaning under the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
Sheep management: getting out to grass, lambing difficulty and the orf vaccine.
This week's improvement in weather has made life easier for flocks lambing, but there are still challenges on farms that received heavy rainfall.
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.
Major upgrade for Gurteen College sheep shed
With the addition of a new parlour in 2018 and a new sheep shed and cubicle shed for 2019, the college boasts some of the best college facilities in the country. William Conlon reports.