Attendees were talked through the farm policy and practices and discussed some of the current research trials including Targeted Worming on lambs.
We then held a practical session on Ewe Condition scoring where all attendees had a shot at condition scoring sheep.
A live demonstration of the handling facilities and EID automatic sheep shedder were well received.
Attendees then discussed sheep casting policies and looked at sheep feet & mouth issues.
We then moved to the cattle sheds and looked at the cattle handling system and discussed suckler cow management.
A follow up email was sent to the group with a link to a video produced by QMS showing body condition scoring of cattle.
- Electronic Identification (EID) for Sheep Production
- The use of EID tags is a mandatory requirement introduced in Scotland in 2010 to aid sheep traceability.
- Taking a Targeted Approach to Worming Lambs
- Resistance to worming medicines (anthelmintics) is increasing among Scottish sheep flocks. At present, 80% of lowland flocks and 55% of upland flocks show evidence of resistance.
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