07 September 1999
‘Restock with abortion-free sheep’

EWE prices are so low that now could be the right time for farmers to consider a clear-out of animals affected by enzootic abortion.

John MacDonald, chairman of the Highlands and Islands Sheep Health Association, says ewes are currently priced in the buyers favour.

Farmers could take the opportunity to re-stock with sheep which are accredited to be free from enzootic abortion problems, he said

  • The Herald 07/09/99 page 26