26 November 1999

Feeding pregnant ewes

SHEEP producers can find out more about feeding pregnant ewes at a series of free meetings organised by ADAS and funded by MAFF.

Aimed at improving ewe welfare and nutrition, the meetings will cover condition scoring, forage quality, selecting concentrates, feeding rates, mineral and trace element nutrition and feeding systems.

Meetings are Nov 30 Kendal; Dec 1 Penrith and Wasdale; Dec 2 Skipton and Bridgewater; Dec 3 Newton Abbot; Dec 6 North Wyke; Dec 8 Herefordshire; Dec 9 Shropshire; Dec 15 Otterburn, Wooler and East Sussex; Dec 16 Durham and Kent; Dec 17 Northallerton. Further events are planned in 2000. More details on meetings from Joanne Connah (0191-214 1700). &#42