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significant rise in calf growth rates following proactive rearing approach
“Downward market pressures forcing sheep farmers to intensify by increasing flock size means a simultaneous rise year on year of the threat of coccidiosis at lambing time” says Dr Paul Wood, Cambridge Farm Animal Veterinary Services
Losing up to five percent of their lambs in one season to coccidiosis alone was the catalyst for the Morgan’s to shift to a proactive approach to tackling coccidiosis throughout the lambing period
Seeking advice from both vet and feed merchant, Mr Morgan switched to giving lambs access to decoquinate from birth to 12 weeks