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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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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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