Sheep

  • SHEEP - Tighter lambing licked with Feet, Fertility & Worms

    6 Feb 2018

    Cameron McIver runs 240 ewes on his mixed farm at Wester Coltfield near Kinloss in Inverness-shire. Foot rot in his flock prompted him to look at the mineral intake of his sheep, and with the help of leading nutritional experts, Harbro, he has seen the positive results that have gone beyond foot health to better general flock performance. Cameron, who also grows spring barley for malting and...

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  • SHEEP - Nutritionally preparing for lambing 2018

    6 Feb 2018

    Harbro Technical Director, Willie Thomson discusses preparing the ewe for the 2018 lambing season in his latest Press & Journal column 

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  • SHEEP - Nutritional Support Post Lambing

    18 May 2017

    Across the country light will be appearing at the end of the poly tunnel and as quick as lambing sheds witnessed new life appear, grass fields will come to life too, as sets of ewes and lambs are turned out. What more could be wished for?   With idyllic scenes such as this before the eyes of earlier lambing shepherd, in the grasp of those still lambing, and far off in the imagination of those...

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  • 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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