Miss out on attending Premier’s 2017 Sheep Field Day? Not a problem. You can now view photos and watch the presentations online. Topics presented included: Lamb quality: What is (and is not) an ideal market lamb, and why. What do lamb buyers (including restaurants, stores and consumers) like and dislike about US and imported lamb […]
Rotational grazing can be simply explained as moving livestock between pastures (often called paddocks) every set number of days or as needed. The benefits of rotational grazing are many. But, how do you get started? In this issue we explore three practical paddock configurations. Premier’s electric netting is well-suited for rotational grazing—it’s quick to install, […]
Avoid “Continuous Current” Energizers for Electric Fence A fire burned grass, trees, and a UTV and was only 30 ft from a barn when the fire department arrived. It occurred because the property owner purchased both our netting and another firm’s “continuous current” energizer via Amazon’s website. In making the energizer purchase he relied upon […]
Electric fence is a psychological barrier, not a physical barrier. Animals have a tendency to move forward when first shocked. Having a barrier of substance on the opposite side of the fence during an animal’s first encounter will reduce this possibility in the field. You must train animals to know and respect electrified fence. This […]
Guidelines for mineral supplementation from EBLEX of the UK. Better Returns from Optimized Use of Minerals and Vitamins EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded by a statutory check-off paid on all beef and sheep animals slaughtered in or live animals exported from England.
Boost Returns by on-farm salting of skins from native breeds or unusually colored sheep, as they may have higher value. EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded by a statutory check-off paid on all beef and sheep animals slaughtered in or live animals exported […]
“The breeding ewe is key to any sheep system. However, selecting ewes for your own replacements or to sell to others is no simple task. Potential breeding stock needs to be selected to suit the specific system and the intended markets for its progeny. Thankfully, the challenge of selection is made easier by the availability […]
“Lameness presents a serious cost to the sheep industry. The estimated losses from footrot alone equate to about £6 a year for every ewe in Great Britain. If you take into account all the other causes of lameness, the total cost to the sector is staggering. It may not be possible to eradicate lameness entirely, […]
Manage time. Reduce Costs. Make sheep less work. Target Easier Management for Better Returns EBLEX exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English lamb and beef sectors. It is funded by a statutory check-off paid on all beef and sheep animals slaughtered in or live animals exported from England.
“Over 12 million lambs are slaughtered in the UK every year, producing more than 230,000 tonnes of meat. There are two main challenges for the lamb sector; the first is to maintain the production of high-quality meat and the second is to ensure sheep farming is financially viable. Most of the costs involved are spent […]