Kate BeavanKate Beavan ©Richard Stanton
Lambing kicked off two days early – much to the delight of students on the farm who had a sheep husbandry course that day with an added bonus of three sets of twins. Every sheep farmer wants ewes that can successfully rear two lambs without any problems. Keeping accurate records and culling problematic ewes are both steps towards this goal, but information on the animals’ genetics can also be a useful tool. See also: Read more from our other livestock farmer focus […]