Sheep loosing wool

ARR

Member
Got a few ewes and a tup that are loosing their wool. Had scab confirmed on the farm and had everything dipped 3 weeks ago and no longer any signs of scratching. Any ideas what could be causing this wool loss?
Cheers
 
Got a few ewes and a tup that are loosing their wool. Had scab confirmed on the farm and had everything dipped 3 weeks ago and no longer any signs of scratching. Any ideas what could be causing this wool loss?
Cheers
Might be a after issue from the scab mite main thing is they have stopped scraching. Might be best to get your vet to have a look.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
They could have been stressed, by the scab/rubbing or something else, causing a wool break? I’ve a handful of my home bred store lambs that lose a few bits of wool each winter at about this time, but no itching involved.
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Could be damaged wool from the scab mites that is finally letting go. Mites could well be gone but wool damage is still there. When I get a dose in the store lambs I usually end up shearing a few later in the season to tidy them up when the dip has worn off. But yes, if in any doubt get askin scrape done!
 

FIL46

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
I have two Ewe's that cast there wool when housed they are fit as fiddles and lamb no bother and eat like horses, If there is no sign's of lice ect and have been treated . It's just nature I guess
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
If sheep have been poor and then become fit they throw their coats for some reason


The ewes body diverts all energy to fight the illness/disease. During this period the wool fibres are much weaker than normal... once the ewe gets back on the thrive healthy/stronger wool grows. The fibre literally breaks where the weak part is and the wool falls away. This is why ewes cast their fleece when they go back on the thrive
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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