© Debbie-James
Output from a hill flock of breeding ewes has increased by £4,500 in two years following improvements linked to worm control, grazing management and nutrition. In 2015, kilogrammes of lamb liveweight produced per ewe at Tirlan Farm, near Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, was 33.3kg. Since then Catrin George, who farms with her parents, Eric and Dilys Jones, has introduced several measures to improve performance. By monitoring ewe body condition, using faecal egg counts (FECs) to establish if and when sheep need worming […]