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Livestock Care and Advice

How to care for pregnant ewes

Friday, September 7, 2018

Caring for pregnant livestock can tax even the most experienced smallholder. Tim Tyne discusses how to look after expectant ladies and spot the warning signs when something is amiss

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September 2018

Chickens, as well as turkeys, gamebirds and other poultry can be affected by Newcastle Disease

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September 2018

Protecting your pigs and profits

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Liz Shankland continues her guide to improving herd productivity, this time investigating the importance

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August 2018

In this focus on fertility, Liz Shankland looks at what you can do to maximise the number of piglets produced in each farrowing

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July 2018

Jack Smellie looks at what to do when lambing and kidding doesn’t go to plan

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April 2018

How to treat hypothermic lambs

Monday, April 9, 2018

Smallholder Tim Tyne advises on the treatment of lambs which are hypothermic

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April 2018

Debbie Kingsley outlines the rules and regulations for smallholding – this month identifying your sheep or goats

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April 2018

The challenge of livestock

Friday, March 9, 2018

Now to the crux of things. In his series about the most challenging aspects of smallholding, Tim Tyne turns to livestock

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My Favourite Breed: Blue Texel sheep

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Debbie Kingsley talks to sheep keepers Steven and Hannah Payne about their Tordown flock

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March 2018

Favourite Breed: Penrhiw Pygmy Goats

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Debbie Kingsley talks to smallholder Jillian Osborne of Penrhiw Pygmy Goats

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Vet’s View: ringworm in cattle

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Vet Charlotte Mouland discusses ringworm in cattle, the disease to watch out for in winter

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