Maximising your lamb crop
The events will cover the latest research, nutrition and farmer's perspectives on minimising losses at lambing time.
Our colleagues in SAC Consulting have organised a series of online events to prepare for lambing 2022, to minimise the losses at lambing time, through using the latest research, nutrition, and hearing from farmers who’s management results in low losses and excellent results at lambing. Each event will focus on a different sheep system, with a line of expert speakers.
Indoor lambing – Optimising live lambs – 16 February 2022, 7:30–9pm
- Poppy Frater, SAC Consulting, Sheep and Grassland Specialist: Ewe nutrition and management for lambing success
- Graham Lofthouse, Bankhouse Farm, Targeting zero lamb losses
- Heather Stevenson, SRUC Veterinary Services, Veterinary Investigation Officer: The latest on Joint Ill and Watery mouth prevention
Maximise lamb crop in the hard hill environment – 23 February 2022, 7:30–9pm
- Poppy Frater, SAC Consulting, Sheep and Grassland Specialist: Feeding and managing hill ewes for lambing
- Fiona Mcauliffe, SRUC, PhD student: Investigating the causes of unexplained lamb loss on Highland farms and crofts
- Bobby Lennox, Shantron Farm, Blackface sheep: genetics and management for rearing success
Outdoor lambing in the Uplands – 2 March 2022, 7:30–9pm
- Poppy Frater, SAC Consulting, Sheep and Grassland Specialist: Proactive flock management and nutrition for outdoor lambing
- Neil McGowan, Incheoch Farm, Lleyn breeder: Cost-effective rearing success outdoors
- Cathy Dwyer, SRUC, Animal Behaviour and Welfare Researcher: Considering ewe behaviour outdoors for a positive lambing season
Posted by SRUC Veterinary Services on 15/02/2022