A flock of sheep stand in a field© Richard Stanton
Sheep farmer Frank Lloyd is seeking to increase output per acre on his two Herefordshire tenanted units, to not only cover the rent but also lift overall returns. He introduced a four-pronged strategy.  Establishing a closed flock of smaller equally productive ewes to improve stocking rate is scheduled to make the biggest impact, along with introducing an improved terminal sire, stepping up grassland management and fully embracing EID. Breed change Mr Lloyd runs a traditional system lambing indoors in mid-March. […]