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FETF Funding News

The Rural Payments Agency has released the details of the new Farming Equipment and Technology Fund. The application portal is open until midday 7 January 2022.

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Housing Livestock Indoors in Winter

Autumn is a time of shorter days and cooler temperatures, and leading into winter, this only becomes more pronounced. It is time to consider the housing of your livestock indoors; however, there are several issues to look at in order to maximise your animals’ comfort and welfare.

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Sheep Dipping – Keeping Everybody Safe

As part of the care you give to your sheep throughout the year, parasite control is significant as an ongoing task. Internal parasites such as worms are treated, according to life cycles and levels/burdens, with internal treatments, e.g. drenches. Your flock can also be susceptible to external parasites, and these require topical treatments. Sheep dipping is a commonly-used practice, but there are many safety aspects to consider.

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Weaning Lambs

Weaning lambs is an ongoing process that can continue into September, and there are several things to consider. Not only do you have to think about the health and growth of lambs, but also enabling ewes to regain good health/condition in time for the next breeding season.

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