Sheep

  • SHEEP - Energyzing the flock with buckets and grass

    6 Feb 2018

    Andrew Cullens, along with his brother Ian and father James, manage Dollarbank Farm outside Dollar, central Scotland. Andrew is a fourth generation farmer on the tenanted 3,000 acre estate which has been in the family since 1912. Their hill location is home to 2,100 breeding ewes which are mainly Blackface with some Scotch mule. Due to the landscape, the farm is predominantly laid to grass. Do...

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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 - 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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