Know How / Sheep

Whether you run a sheep flock that numbers in the dozens or the thousands, keeping your rams, ewes and lambs healthy and productive is the key to achieving maximum production.

Regardless of your sheep breed, location or system, these pages give you the important health, welfare, nutrition and genetic advice to help make your flock profitable and sustainable.

Key focus areas:

  • Breeding to suit your system
  • Grassland management and nutrition
  • Improving flock health
  • Finishing lambs to suit market requirements
  • Reducing your cost of production

Latest Know How

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Dorset outdoor lamber lifts scan 20% with Belclare

Taking a gamble on an Irish sheep breed has paid off for one Dorset breeder, who has increased flock output 20% and developed an additional income stream selling rams. Mike…

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What to consider when growing lucerne to graze sheep

David Cross set up an Innovative Farmers field lab to look at the practicalities of grazing his sheep on lucerne on his north Norfolk farm. He wanted to see if…

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Housing and hygiene tweaks help cut cases of ewe mastitis

Improvements in management and housing on a Welsh sheep farm have helped cut mastitis rates by one-third. Mastitis had been a major cause of losses in Ryan Morris’ flock of…

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Video: How to take an integrated approach to rodent control

The best way to deal with rat infestations is not to have them in the first place. Waiting until you see rats running around the farm is too late. Every…

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