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

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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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