I strongly believe that using genetics provides key management tools for much of the livestock sector. From the increasingly important environment perspective where work out of New Zealand for instance has indicated perhaps not surprisingly that sheep with significant worm burdens omit 30% more methane than otherwise. Methane output is high up governments’ climate
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So lots of grass everywhere, and prices for both lamb, culls and stores remain high. Some additional macro thoughts as to what is driving this, as it will clearly have implications as to the prices of top quality breeding stock, and as to whether these pricing pressures are short term? We have all noted that
These are about 150 smart grass fed shearlings for sale this year. Breeding is based on a Performance Recorded basis. Come and have a look.
What a contrast to last year. Last year a real shortage of grass throughout most of the summer, with the resulting significant shortages of winter forage. This year we have baled ample good dry haylage leaving us with a substantial surplus, which I will look to sell this winter. The same can be said in
Following a straightforward lambing and turn out onto good grass in the usual reserved fields, we waited like everybody else to see whether rain and warmth would arrive in time for the next move. In many ways, the dry and cold was ideal for the lambs, but the ewes would have liked an easier time