Sam Jones kneels in a field holding a lambSam Jones © Richard Stanton
A decade ago, Sam Jones from Brookhouse Farm, Redditch, Worcestershire, used to run 2,000 North of England Mules alongside his arable enterprise before he made the decision to cut his numbers. Now at 1,150 ewes, the flock is healthier, with scanning and rearing rates up 25-30% to 212% and 190% respectively, and vet bills down 30%. High standards in the lambing shed are vital for the flock, which lambs inside from 18 March for just 21 days. See also: ‘Matchmaking’ service […]