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

HOUSING AND HANDLING

Video: Roofless sheep unit helps preserve spring grass

Housing pregnant yearling ewes in a roofless slatted unit is allowing an Anglesey livestock farm to conserve grass for grazing in February. The five-pen unit at Marchynys Farm, Penmynydd, accommodates…

ASSESSING PERFORMANCE

How share-farming sheep venture is aiming for low-cost system

A large-scale sheep enterprise has identified key performance indicators (KPIs) it can improve to lift flock performance and profit. Rhys Williams is a partner in a sheep production joint venture…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Why the price of lamb could drop by one-third after March

Sheep farmers will suffer a devastating 30% cut to the value of lamb if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the AHDB has warned. At current prices,…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

How to become 100% protein efficient using mixed leys

Establishing multi-species leys has enabled a Welsh upland beef and sheep farm to become 100% protein efficient. For Dafydd Parry Jones, Maesllwyni, Penegoes, Powys, the piece of advice given at…

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