Taking note of lambing records while the iron is hot
It is good practice to review lambing performance and identify if there are changes that need to take place. Now is also a good time to check sheep numbers for the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
Farmers have to offer an attractive proposition to secure labour
A panel of speakers at the IGA’s sheep conference discussed the rising concern of labour shortages on farms.
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 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.