A ewe nuzzles two lambs in a field © Tim Scrivener
It has been a challenging season for sheep producers with many farmers struggling to grow and finish their lambs, according to vets. One reason was last winter’s prolonged wet weather, says vet Rosie Gibson, of Honddu Vets in Brecon. See also: How the sheep industry plans to reduce antibiotics use “Ewes were challenged by the weather conditions last winter and this had a prolonged effect. “They were more run-down than usual and may not have had enough milk and quality […]