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Livestock Event: Stepping up Sheep

01 June 2016

UK - Sheep will be stepping up their presence at the Livestock Event to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July.

The section will be featuring some of the UK’s most progressive genetics whilst the National Lleyn Sheep Competition is returning for the third year showcasing the best of this commercial breed.

AHDB Beef and Lamb will be providing recommendations to producers as to how to meet carcase specifications to maximise lamb price as well as information to those looking to add value by selling direct to consumers. Guidance on the control and eradication of footrot, scald and CODD will also be available.

A new four in one hands-on demonstration will provide producers with wide ranging take home advice to improve their flock’s overall performance, and feature the following

  • Trace elements: what’s needed and why, plus bolus administration best practice.
  • EID and handling – how to reduce stress, maximise the kit’s potential and get to grips with EID compatible handling.
  • EID: how to make best use of the kit, not only for basic record keeping but also identifying the replacements, the culls and health and welfare issues.
  • Minimising needle damage: how to make clean and effective vaccinations to reduce needle injuries and subsequent infection, abscesses and disease transmission.

“Livestock Event 2016 is going to be all about sharing information, ideas and no nonsense practical advice to help all livestock farmers’ businesses to survive the next 18 months,” comments event director, Matt Knight.

“With almost one third of our visitors farming sheep, we are pleased to extend our practical demonstrations to offer them the opportunity to take home some very practical and relevant advice to implement next day on the farm.”