Alison Melhuish of Trewolland Farm, Liskeard in Cornwall, on rearing surplus lambs
The arrival of a new lamb feeder, proved to be a welcome labour-saving asset for father and son team Andrew and James Taylor.
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park offers near year-round bottle feeding; relying heavily on Volac computerised feeding technology and Lamlac.
Only 1 in 5 UK sheep producers rearing surplus lambs artificially are feeding these newborns enough colostrum in the first 24 hours of life.
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What should you be doing now to maximise ewe and ram fertility before the all important autumn tupping period?
Once lambs reach 12 weeks of age good quality grass in decent growing years should be able to meet almost all of their requirements.
The early autumn months are a good time to make a concerted effort to tackle sheep lameness and cut the costs of this debilitating disease.
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