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Sheep Farming

Steps to take to prevent watery mouth in lambs

Steps to take to prevent watery mouth in lambs

Industry experts have warned of the potential shortages in the supply of antimicrobial treatments used to tackle watery mouth in newborn lambs. Now is a good time to consider other options to help prevent instances of watery mouth occurring this lambing season.

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Preparing for Lambing in 2022

Preparing for Lambing

Achievement of lamb growth targets starts with the right preparations ahead of lambing. What happens from scanning through to the first four to six weeks of ewe and lamb nutrition has a huge influence on lamb daily live weight gain (DLWG) and how quickly they can leave the farm.    

In episode 3 of Wynnstay Agri-Hub podcast, season 2, I was joined by youngstock specialist Laura Monk and national beef and sheep specialist Bryn Hughes to look ahead to prepare for the upcoming lambing season. We talked through the critical stages which influence lamb success, starting with ewe nutrition during pregnancy.

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Meet our AMTRA Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA), Tony Morris, Animal Health Sales Specialist

Meet our AMTRA Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA), Tony Morris, Animal Health Sales Specialist

Wynnstay has a strong team of RAMAs, fully trained and legally qualified to advise, prescribe and supply certain veterinary medicines. In this issue of Farm Focus, we meet Tony Morris, Animal Health Sales Specialist in Worcester and surrounding counties. Tony tells us how getting fully involved in customers’ farms is key to understanding their needs.

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Everything you need to know about the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund

Everything you need to know about the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund

On the 16th of November DEFRA announced two productivity-boosting grants worth £27m under the Farming Investment Fund. Here’s a summary of what you need to know about the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF).

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How AMTRA trained RAMAs support farmers with sustainable use of animal medicines

How AMTRA trained RAMAs support farmers with sustainable use of animal medicines

AMTRA-qualified RAMAs support farmers by offering advice and prescribing preventative medications and treatments, including for sustainable worm control.

In the first episode of the new season of the Wynnstay Agri-Hub Podcast, I was joined by Sarah Brooks, who facilitates AMTRA training and supports our team of 200 qualified RAMAs, and Chris from Cardigan store, who has been shortlisted for store manager of the year at the 2021 National SQP awards. Together, we delved into how farmers can get the right advice on medicines, the support we can offer and highlighted some seasonal challenges.

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What is sheep scab and what can you do about it?

What Is Sheep Scab and What Can You Do About It?

Sheep scab is an allergic dermatitis which is caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis. It is a highly contagious condition as the mites live and feed on the skin and so they are easily spread onto in contact sheep.

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Focus on Ewe Nutrition Now for Maximum Lamb Crop

Focus on Ewe Nutrition Now for Maximum Lamb Crop

The nutrition of the ewe is key in achieving an optimum body condition score (BCS) at tupping, ensuring high levels of fertility, and a maximum lamb crop next season. It can take up to 6 weeks to increase a ewes BCS by one point, therefore it is important to act sooner rather than later.

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