While a Brexit trade deal has taken some pressure off the sheep sector the changing political and agricultural landscape means that it must adapt to the new challenges of climate change and biodiversity decline. In episode twelve of the Thrill of the Hill series the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) talks to sheep specialist Kirsten Williams (SAC Consulting) about flock resilience and what that actually means in the face of challenging and uncertain times. Also up for discussion is the importance of body condition scoring, nutrition on the run-up to lambing, sheep as conservation grazers and the impacts of the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS).
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