Trial work on lambs gave unexpected results

Chicory Diet Boosts Lamb Performance on Clyde Monitor Farm
Chicory Diet Boosts Lamb Performance on Clyde Monitor Farm

TRIAL work on the Clyde monitor farm to compare the performance and worm burdens of lambs grazed on chicory with lambs on grass/clover pasture, has yielded unexpected results.

Monitor farmer Andrew Baillie, who has 300 breeding ewes on Carstairs Mains, had first sown chicory in 2012.

Lambs and pre-sale shearling tups grazed on this pasture thrived, encouraging him to undertake an on-farm chicory trial this year.

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