Addressing mineral deficiencies through a supplementation programme has saved a week on lamb feeding time and improved ewe lameness rates for a high-output Scotch Mule flock. Annual silage analysis reports initially prompted Cameron MacIver, of Wester Coltfield, Forres, to address the deficiencies in his medium loam soils. A copper bolus has been used for more than 30 years. Mr MacIver added a mineralised lamb feed and a ewe mineral bucket offered at grass. See also: Swaledale sheep breeder lifts output by […]