Through my love of showing and stockjudging success, I have now had several invites to judge shows. It is an honour to be asked to judge any show whether it is local, county or a national breed show.
In order to increase performance in any flock, it is important to consider regular body condition scoring (BCS) in order to identify any drastic changes in ewe condition not noticeable through observation alone. Through this you can ensure that ewes are on target for the system and the time of year, and in turn will result in improved fertility, increased lamb performance and reduced incidence of metabolic diseases.
Wynnstay will be exhibiting at this year’s NSA Welsh Sheep Event at Llwyn Bedw, Talybont on Usk, Brecon on 16th May 2017.
The stand will feature a number of key seasonal products for sheep and beef farmers including; compound feeds – Lambmaster pellets and Ewemaster nuts, Wymmmin Premier Sheep mineral and, feed blocks and buckets and a range of hardware equipment. The Wynnstay team will also be on hand to offer advice on seasonal topics, from grass seed mixtures to worming.
Visitors will also be able to pick up a free copy of the Wynnstay Sheep & Beef Catalogue, which includes over 2,000 products making it a one-stop shop for sheep and beef farmers.
For those with a competitive nature, there will be a chance to win a Wynnstay bodywarmer or goody bag by taking part in our event competition.
The Wynnstay stand will be located outside, at stand number 149.
In order to maintain adequate growth rates throughout the grazing season, and to reduce the risk of chronic disease going into the peak risk period of winter,treatments should be included in a strategic liver fluke control program for at-risk cattle duringg the summer grazing season.
Farmers who give their ewes a trace element bolus a month before tupping are achieving tighter lambing periods.
Selenium, cobalt, iodine and copper are all production limiters if not supplemented properly.
Lameness can pose huge economic losses to your flock. Wynnstay can provide you with the advice that you need in order to reduce lameness.
A trial investigating the production of bolused beef steers grazing grass and kale has demonstrated that trace element supplementation allows livestock to maximise the energy and protein in these crops.