Sheep management: tagging lambs, scald and shearing safety
The manner in which tags are applied can have a big bearing on tag loss rates and ear infection rates.
Sheep management: Grassland management, blowfly protection and quality assurance
Grass growth is variable between farms with those on dry land and reciving little rainfall in recent weeks recording the greatest reduction in grass supplies.
Sheep Welfare Scheme tasks refresher course
Tasks including lameness control, flystrike control, parasite control and mineral supplementation of lambs will be coming to the fore in the coming weeks.
Sheep management: drafting spring lambs, nematodirus reminder and SWS tasks
There is a tighter focus on carcase weights with a significant percentage of spring lambs delivering heavy carcases and compounding existing supply challenges with overweight hoggets.