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Shearing pregnant ewes in January is increasing stocking density at housing by 20% on one Welsh farm. John and Sarah Yeomans have been shearing all their ewes six weeks before lambing since 1987. It was an idea Mr Yeomans picked up while studying agriculture at Aberystwyth. He put it into practice after ewes displayed signs of heat stress in a new shed he had built at Llwyn y Brain Farm, near Newtown. See also: Winter shearing boosts lamb performance “The […]