Sheep

  • SHEEP - Attention to Detail Produces Results

    10 Jan 2017

    Having come through a buoyant period in the prime lamb market many sheep breeders and short keep lamb finishers are in a better place than last year. But as we approach the New Year and increasing numbers of longer keep lambs come forward, the market appears to have lost some strength, as has the quality and finish of stock.This reflected most simply by the differential between live weight and...

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  • SHEEP - Preventing Twin Lamb Disease

    5 Jan 2017

    Twin Lamb Disease (TLD) can occur in thin or over fat ewes and is triggered by a stressful event such as a change in weather, change in diet or foot problems which results in a critical shortage of blood glucose causing a demand on the ewe using her backfat for energy.

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