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January 2021 Newsletter

2021 is well underway - see our first newsletter of the year, covering: Searching for sheep scab at scanningNew commercially focussed accreditation schemes for MV and Johne's in sheepThe costs of not scanning sheepPre-calving cattle jobs To read more, click Jan...

December 2020 Newsletter

Here's the last newsletter of 2020 - what a year it is has been! Covering: Good news update: Antibiotic Use in AgricultureSAC/APHA Thin Ewe ProjectUpdate on liver fluke risk from silageWeaning Weight Comp 2020/21Christmas/New Year Opening Hours December 2020

Weaning Weight Competition Results

We have finally gotten around to crowning a winner for the inaugural BSFH Weaning Weight Competition for spring born calves! Congratulations to Lee and Beth at The Christmas Farm - a herd average of 63% and an individual cow weaning 101% meant they romped to victory...

October 2020 Newsletter

Here's our October newsletter for this year, covering: Coronavirus updateBSFH Feedback Survey - win a Clulite headtorchCalf PneumoniaWeaning Weight Competition Winners October 2020

This Farming Life…

Black Sheep Farm Health features in the recent series of the BBC's 'This Farming Life'. Emma Gray calls upon Jenny to find out the pregnancy rate amongst her cows. Fertility is a key driver of successful and profitable suckler beef enterprises. Pregnancy diagnosis is...

August 2020 Newsletter

This month the newsletter covers: Avoiding over-fat autumn calversNew additions to the officeToxovax orderingCool bags and fridgesHead injuries in tups August 2020

New Teaser Tup Factsheet

Soon enough it will be time to start preparing ewes to go to the tup. Many farmers use 'teasers', or vasectomised tups, to synchronise oestrus behaviour in ewes. This leads to a tighter lambing, which in turn leads to a more uniform lamb crop and better work-life...

June 2020 Newsletter

Spring is rapidly turning into summer and the rain is here on cue! Click on the link below for June's newsletter, covering: B Vitamins in sheepAluminium Wound SprayDrought Resilience on Livestock Farms June 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

Click on the link below for the May Newsletter. Topics covered include: Breeding Soundness Examination of Bulls (Is it necessary)Pre-turnout jobsSeeking participants for a sheep and beef research projectJenny's Advanced Practitioner Status May 2020