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neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Sheep = bred for too much wool = maggots = insecticide.
Sheep = intensive for high output = cocktail of workers = resistance etc etc
When will we break this destructive cycle?

Short haired robust sheep? Goats?

Are we missing something?

Yes, management and selection.
For example, lambs getting too big before birth because of lots of clover (before lambing?) is purely down to your grazing management. Get some electric fencing up if your fields are too big. Nutritional management is half the job done, regardless of whether it’s managing forage or concentrates.
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
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Yes, management and selection.
For example, lambs getting too big before birth because of lots of clover (before lambing?) is purely down to your grazing management. Get some electric fencing up if your fields are too big. Nutritional management is half the job done, regardless of whether it’s managing forage or concentrates.
Nutrition, is more than half, if you #### that up, you are on a hiding to nothing.
there's masses of advice on how to manage grazing, for both cattle and sheep, it really is quite easy to improve grass management, costs b-all, and huge pay back, but you have to want, to do it. Proper nutrition, whether grazed, stored or conc, bring the best returns, in both health and profit.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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