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Live Lambs


“Live Lambs” is a 3 year project delivered by SAC Consulting aimed at understanding and overcoming the challenges of lamb mortality on Scottish Farms, with an overall aim of reducing lamb losses using 5 key focus areas:.

  • Body Condition Score
  • Nutrition
  • Lambing Management
  • Abortion
  • Identifying Causes of Lamb Losses

The project team are working with six focus farms around the main sheep areas of Scotland as well as one based in the North of England.

Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) logoThe three year project "Live Lambs" is funded through the Scottish Rural Development Programme KTIF (Knowledge Transfer Innovation Fund), project aimed at reducing lamb losses on Scottish farms. MSD Animal Health are a project partner.

Data recording sheets

Live Lambs: Meeting reports

SheepNet logo

SheepNet is a European Union project to increase lamb survival rates, funder under Horizon 2020.

The project aims to speed up the process of finding solutions in the sheep industry by exchanging scientific and practical knowledge between farmers and researchers over Europe.  This project builds on the Live Lambs project.

The Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) is linked with agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI). Projects they fund share information about their work on the EIP-AGRI website, making it easy to find out about other projects in the EU which are working on similar areas. This can help people find the partners they need to bid for Horizon 2020 funding.

Kirsten Williams

Kirsten Williams

Senior Beef and Sheep Consultant

Address: Clifton Road, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4DY

Telephone: 01888 563 333

Fax: 01888 563 757


Poppy Frater

Poppy Frater

Senior Sheep & Grassland Specialist

Address: Greycrook, St Boswells,TD6 0EU

Telephone: 01835823322