Sheep

  • SHEEP - Lambing Essentials: Planning to Prevent Disease

    24 Feb 2017

    Hugh Thomson Harbro’s resident vet gives his top tips on a successful lambing. At this time of year, the lambing ‘tool box’ needs restocked and a reminder of what you might need for the busy time ahead is always a good idea! Preparation helps avoid that panic when you have far more important things to think about! The key point at lambing is prevention; by the time you are treating disease yo...

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  • 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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