18 August 1995

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EWES that are too thin or too fat can be slow to come into heat when rams are first turned in, according to ADAS livestock adviser Elwyn Rees

They can also have erratic heats, he said, shedding fewer eggs and are more likely to stay barren due to failure to conceive or foetal resorption in early weeks of pregnancy. Mr Rees advised producers to assess ewes body condition. &#42