Michael leaning on a fence post with a heard of sheep behind him.© Jeff Holmes
The past year has been quite challenging in many ways. At lambing time, I was convinced I was prepared. I had invested in a whole new infrastructure in the lambing shed, had sorted my nutrition and the ewes were all doing well on the new soya-based diet with high-quality silage. All was looking good. Then the abortions started. My vet and the laboratory said it looked like enzootic but the blood tests in midsummer, to everyone’s surprise, did not confirm […]