One thing’s certain about 2016 worm threat: It’s unpredictable!
From most areas of the UK, feedback suggests that last year was one with low to moderate roundworm burdens, according to Zoetis vet Dave Armstrong. “Where this was identified using good diagnostics,” he says, “economies from using fewer wormer treatments were possible with manageable risk rather than a fingers crossed approach.
Good ruminant function is vital if we are going to get the best performance out of ruminant livestock. As such understanding how the rumen functions and adopting appropriate feeding strategies is central to nutritional advice and diet formulation.
So when does the preparation for lambing start? Ideally it should be the day the ewes are weaned from the previous lamb crop. However, eight weeks before the rams go in is the date that the countdown really begins. So why 8 weeks before tupping? There are two reasons: number one, the rams and number two, the ewes.
Welcome to the first edition of our Sheep and Beef newsletter. This is a dedicated publication for our customers; providing the latest industry updates alongside technical advice to help you get the most from your business. From analysing the new grant options that are available for livestock farmers, to the merits of out wintering beef, this edition brings together information and news from our Wynnstay specialists as well as leading industry experts.
Farmers at Wynnstay’s Sheep & Beef Event held at Welshpool Livestock Market on Friday, 14th August were advised by key note speakers that teamwork across the supply chain will help beef and sheep producers drive efficiencies and future-proof their businesses.
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