Sheep Resilience Meeting (Stirling)


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The meeting will be hosted by Ian and Sharon Watt at Hillhead Farm, Gargunnock, Stirling FK8 on the 5th October starting at 10.30 for 11.00.  The meeting will highlight flock profitability and performance

Topics for discussion

  • This can be limited by diseases such as scald and foot rot. Furthermore despite the dry summer we have had various Liver flukes are still a problem on many farms. Find out about the impacts of flock disease and how to assess your flock health.
  • In depth discussion about the correct nutrition required for ewes during and pre pregnancy for effective embryo development. As well as how to rightly condition score ewes to enable group management of thin ewes.
  • Grass and fodder supplies are under pressure affecting lamb finishing and winter feed supplies for ewes. Find out how to assess the feed stocks you have and other feed options for lambs and ewes.
  • Shelterbelts as an effective refuge for lambs in both harsh winters and high heat conditions. Discover the cost benefit of agroforestry and hedgerows for livestock farms.

Speakers

  • Caroline Robinson
  • Karen Stewart
  • Peter Jones

Lunch will be provided.

Please remember to wear clean clothes and footwear suitable for disinfecting.

Organiser: Jack Munro

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Bookings are no longer available for this event.