Information useful to our Smallholders
Fermented Suint Method is a technique to clean wool fleece in preparation for spinning. This method was developed for the lower lanolin wools which have a lower wax content in their woolgrease. Primitive and longwool breeds specifically.
The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.
I am sure you all have heard about this on the news, the link above will point you to more details.
Industry teams up against
Bluetongue disease is currently circulating in France and Defra analysis shows there is a significant risk of the disease reaching the UK later this summer.
AHDB is part of the Joint campaign Against Bluetongue (JAB), which has put together all the relevant information for farmers, vets, animal health advisers and wider industry across Great Britain. This includes what Bluetongue is, the current situation and veterinary advice and information about the vaccine.
Read more from the JAB campaign website >
Rodent control training hub to help with new requirements
A free, self-study training course on rodent control is available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’.
As the weather warms up, livestock farmers are being urged to watch out for symptoms of Nematodirus, a deadly disease affecting young lambs. The UK also continues to be on alert for the return of Bluetongue, as there is a high risk of it spreading into the country towards the end of summer.