Category Archives: Breeding Management

Best Practice abortion prevention in breeding sheep

Avoiding losses between scanning and lambing make a big impact on live lamb numbers. Abortion can be attributed to a few causes and protection from EAE and Toxoplasmosis is essential, we discuss causes, treatment and some useful vaccinator tips and suggestions. Get the facts and protect your flock.           Credit: Mr […]

Small and mighty pin prevails!

Arwel Jones is a third-generation farmer who helps run the family farm at Blaen Cwm, Cwmpenanner near Cerrigydrudion alongside his father, as well as doing some shepherding work on a nearby farm. Keeping a flock of cross Romney and Welsh for the past eleven or twelve years, they have also introduced the Innovis’ breed Aberfield […]

The job of tagging large numbers becomes half the task and saves valuable time and money.

Case Study: Brothers Abner and Danial Hughes, farm side by side at Brychyni in Llangybi and have been using the TagFaster system since 2013. In this time, they have seen the tags and applicator improve significantly and are very happy with the outcome of the improvements it has today!   They tag the lambs around […]

Champion Zwartble breeder gives TagFaster his approval

Builder Ally Baird admits to being a bit of a perfectionist and since he first got his eye on Zwartble sheep he has applied these principles to establishing his flock. Ally’s first introduction to farming was helping out with the flock run by his wife Moyra’s father near Dunblane in Perthshire. “I am a builder […]

Dorset sheep delight the Robsons

DORSET sheep clearly delight George Robson and family of Doagh Co Antrim as they run, not only an award-winning 50 strong pedigree flock, but 550 commercial pure bred ewes. The Ballyhamage Pedigree Poll Dorset Flock was founded in 1979 when George purchased two Dorset ewes with the encouragement of his late father, George Snr.   The father and son […]

Alphaline reduces workload for Richardson family

Scottish Borders livestock farmers Ian Richardson and his father David have gradually been building up numbers in their specialist beef unit with a target of 500 suckler cows. They farm 1,650 acres at Upper Samieston, near Jedburgh  where they run 440 suckler cows alongside almost 1,000 breeding sheep and 250 arable acres which they manage […]