Preparing for Lambing

Farming Connect have organised ‘Preparing for Lambing’ events with well-known sheep specialist, John Vipond. Following favourable weather conditions over the last 12 months, ewes should be in good condition to face the winter months leading up to lambing.

Nutritional requirements of ewes, feed quality and value for money from compounds, prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases will be discussed as well as the importance of colostrum, labour saving tips at lambing,  hygiene and routines to minimise problems at lambing (hypothermia, joint ill, watery mouth and so on) and health issues affecting performance.

If you’re eager to develop your knowledge in this field and to receive the latest tips for the lambing season ahead, call the Farming Connect Service Centre.

Booking is essential. For more information contact the Farming Connect Service Centre on 08456 000 813 / farmingconnect@menterabusnes.co.uk

The locations, dates and times of the events are as follows:

Date Time Location
2/12/2019 19:30 – 21:30 The Kings Head, Denbigh, LL16 4NL
3/12/2019 19:30 – 21:30 Llanina Arms Hotel, Llanarth, SA47 0NP
5/12/2019 19:30 – 21:30 The Purple Badger, Swansea, SA3 1EU

 

Farming Connect, which is delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra, is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Welsh Government.

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.