By FWi staff

SHEEP producers worried about ewe condition or seeking advice on ration formulation can obtain free phone advice from ADAS.

The advice line, funded by MAFF and the Welsh Office, will run until late May, offering free help from specialist sheep consultants, says ADASs Brian Pocknee.

“This year many ewes are in poorer condition than usual due to the very wet season. Many fields have been waterlogged for much of the year, and ewes have struggled to eat enough wet grass to meet their needs.”

The help-line can be contacted on (0191-286 0303).An ADAS consultant will return the call. Free information leaflets on feeding ewes in late pregnancy, condition scoring and improving lamb survival can also be ordered through the help-line