Three pronged solution to maximising output from reduced inputs
Pure Lleyns + Hampshire Down cross lambs + forage management
“Since we decided to swap our crossbred ewes for a closed flock of pure Lleyns in the late 1990s we’ve been able to virtually double stocking rate to six ewes per acre and flushing is no longer required. The number of pure Lleyn lambs reared from ewes put to the ram has increased by 20% to 185% in 2013, and just 3.5% of the flock scanned barren,” Matt explains. “We’ve a new income stream selling pure performance recorded shearling Lleyn ewes to commercial producers, whilst our Hampshire Down cross lambs are finishing off grazed grass at an average 20 weeks to 19kg target weight and grading within the U, R specification.” [More]
Lleyn at its best in a Commercial System
For me the Lleyn ewe is the most efficient and economical sheep I have ever come across, she is prolific and produces the right sort of lamb for today's market and that will do for me. [More]
EID INFORMATION SITE GOES LIVE
A website offering sheep farmers information and advice on EID technology is now up and running. The site is part of a £1million scheme run by Hybu Cig Cymru/Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) aimed at encouraging farmers to make use of EID. The project is also offering funding to sheep farmers willing to complete a series of questionnaires on their experiences of flock recording. The first 1,500 participants will receive £500 to spend on recording equipment and farm management software. Visit the new site, and find out more about the scheme, here
2014 Photo Competition Results Released
Dewi Ellis takes both the Champion & Reserve Champion places
The full results can be seen [Here]
A very relaxed weekend at the 2014 AGM
The AGM weekend at Aberystwyth saw a tremendous turnout. Read the report and see the photos [Here]
Beef and sheep breeders are being asked to take part in a national genetic improvement survey, as part of a research and development project commissioned by EBLEX.
The 20-minute online questionnaire, which can be accessed at http://beefsheepsurvey.com, is designed to help evaluate the impact of breed improvement on the UK beef and sheep industries.
The survey is part of a broader project which aims to quantify the financial benefits of genetic improvement in the sector, review the delivery of breed improvement services and identifyopportunities to improve uptake, and explore opportunities for implementing new approaches to breeding.
Overall the 2014 Sale Season has been Successful for the Lleyn
See All the 2014 Sale reports and Photos [Here]