Summer Flock Care

Lambing is over, and now you are wondering what all the fuss was about. You may think that sheep farming is easy after all, with long lazy summer days to look forward to. Then people start talking about worms, coccidiosis, foot rot, scald, fly strike, liver fluke, vaccinations and as if that isn’t enough, shearing, which is afterall one of […]

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Seasonal Comments

Seasonal Comments The comments below are just that, notes on flock management that I have developed over a long and varied lifetime working as a shepherd and teaching flock management. They are intended only as a guide and topic of conversation. I realise that many early lambers will already be tupped up, as we are, but you have to start […]

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Lambing

Lambing Preparing for Lambing With the tupping season over, the winter should be uneventful and attention can be turned to preparing for lambing. It is well documented that a lamb’s development within the womb and eventual birth weight is governed directly by the quantities of feed she receives during the final 6 weeks of gestation. However, this does not mean […]

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