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Frustrating Fluke

We’re into the problem period for Fluke in sheep - late Autumn to Winter, and due to its financial implications including body condition deterioration and death, it’s a disease most sheep producers are tuned in to. However, it’s now commonly suspected that resistance is building against the most effective treatment. [...]

By | 2018-12-11T13:02:42+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments

Ram Fertility

Andrew Henderson talks us through the first meeting of the Peaks Beef & Sheep Discussion Group at LLM Bakewell on the 11th September. It was great to get our first on farm meeting as LLM Derbyshire underway. The meeting was held at my farm, where I provided four rams [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:37:57+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments

Ovine Pulmanory Adenocarcinoma (OPA)

This heavily under-reported disease is caused by the Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV). The virus is highly contagious, spreading by the aerosol route from sheep to sheep but also through the colostrum and milk to lambs. Rob Howe tells us more. The virus causes tumours which obliterate the normal lung [...]

By | 2018-09-13T11:11:39+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments

Reducing Lamb Deaths

At this stage some people will have all but finished lambing, some will be part or most of the way through and others will only be getting prepared. Whatever your stage in the lambing season, preventing new born lamb losses is a key focus area for each and every [...]

By | 2018-07-17T09:33:40+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments