Farmers may have to keep closer eye on ewe body condition score this winter

Ewe and lambs at foot in Fife. agriculture, rural affairs, special reports, spring, easter
Ewe and lambs at foot in Fife. agriculture, rural affairs, special reports, spring, easter
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Variable ewe condition score, and low quality/low intake forages mean farmers may need to modify sheep diets and keep a closer eye on ewe body condition score this winter.

With the poor weather this year, silage making has been challenging to say the least. Some farmers were lucky to lift the crop during the few good periods, but many had to cope as best they could resulting in some very poor silages.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.