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Cobalt Deficiency in Lambs – Maximising Growth Rates

Ruminants require cobalt in their diet as rumen microbes use this trace element to synthesise Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for energy metabolism and deficiency can result in sub-optimal growth rates in lambs. Andy Henderson explains this a little bit more. Deficiency can be compounded by other risk factors [...]

2019-08-14T08:59:47+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Sheep|

Planning Ahead

July should be a fairly quiet time in the flock calendar and hopefully, many lambs are close to finishing or already away. It’s now time to figure out why we had marked certain ewes for culling back at lambing time and also select or source whatever replacements are needed to [...]

2019-07-12T14:49:37+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Sheep|

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. [...]

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

Lamb Nutrition

Lamb nutrition can be fairly simply split into two parts – the Ewe and the Lamb. Tom Jackson talks us through the basics... The Ewe During the first six weeks of life a lambs growth is provided almost entirely by the ewe’s milk.  This is therefore influenced by a [...]

2018-07-17T09:28:38+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Sheep|