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
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.
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.