The Smallholder Series

By Suffolk Sheep Society 9th April, 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

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April Lambing


Now that your lambs are here, you need to keep them in tip-top condition. Our 'Breeding Flock' DVD will help get you through the first stages.

'Managing Your Flock for Peak Health' will help you make positive decisions about the health and welfare of the whole flock. Includes interviews and practical hands-on demonstrations by some of the UK's most eminent sheep vets and experts.

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Things to do this month!

Well, March was definitely a lot warmer and drier than February. Seeds are in the ground, and the lambs are bouncing around the fields. Spring is the busiest time of year on the smallholding, and there are lots of useful tips on our website. Here are a few:

  • At lambing, treat navels by dipping the umbilical cord and surrounding area into a pot of iodine as soon as possible after birth.
  • Be aware of the many parasites that can irritate hens and make them ill.
  • Visit your pigs at least twice a day, preferably the same times each day.
  • Protect carrots from carrot root fly by planting alongside traditional companion herbs - Rosemary, Sage and Chives.

Keep up with all your smallholding tasks with our comprehensive guides to sheep, chickens, pigs and the vegetable garden. Just click on an image below.

Things to do This Month
Vegetable Garden Things to do This Month
Pigs Things to do This Month
Chickens Things to do This Month
Sheep Things to do This Month

New on our Website

Article of the Month
Lambing 4 - Helping the Newborn Lamb

Moredun Health Bulletin
Calf diarrhoea

Green Farm Diary
Hedge-trimming, vaccinations & poultry training
- read about our very busy March!

NADIS Health Alert
Calves at risk of PGE and Lungworm

Advice from Hush Farms
Tractor Driving & Maintenance


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Article of the month

Smallholder DVDs
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