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Supporting the needs of British farmers since 1918 Offers valid from 1st August - 30th September 2021

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SOLAR WATER PUMPS Solar powered water pumps that can pump water from any location without the need for electricity. Simply locate the system close to a water source, place the suction pipe or submersible pump in the water and switch the system on. It is advised that pumps are situated on hardstanding or a concrete pad. Water will be taken from the source and pumped at high pressure on demand.

SPS Solar Water Pump 35

79749

• Supplies up to 3,500L a day • Pumps water up to 30m (100ft) vertically and 1.5km horizontally

ONLY

• Pressure regulated up to 40psi

£1,895

• Pump voltage is 12V DC • Diaphragm pump type

140 x 55 x 73cm

SPS Solar Water Pump 50H

79750

• Supplies up to 3,500L a day • Pumps water up to 50m (160ft) vertically and 1.5km horizontally • Pressure regulated up to 80psi • Can power a 12v electric fence • Pump voltage is 12V DC

SOLAR WATER PUMPS

• Diaphragm pump type 140 x 55 x 73cm

ONLY

£2,295

SPS Solar Water Pump 70

79751

• Supplies up to 7,000L a day • Pumps water up to 30m (100ft) vertically and 1.5km horizontally • Pressure regulated up to 40psi • Can power a 12V electric fence • Diaphragm pump type 140 x 102 x 102cm

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Your Guard Against the Elements

Bayscreen

Rollerscreen

• Suitable for permanent fixing or infrequent access • Quick to install and remove • Offers weather protection but allows ventilation • Range of colours and material performances • Widths from 3.05m to 20m

• Designed for regular access • Rapid opening mechanism • Offers weather protection and variable ventilation • Fully adjustable to fit opening • Range of colours and fabric performances • Up to 6m in width, and 4.1m in height

10 year warranty

Manufactured in Ledbury, Herefordshire

Your Guard the Elements Tear Against & fray Unmatched

Flame retardant

resistant material

UK based support

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FARM ESSENTIALS Purofort Wellingtons Purofort Professional Non-Safety Wellington

Purofort Professional Safety Wellington

• Extremely dirt repellent and easy to clean

• Lightweight for minimising foot fatigue

• Wear and tear resistant

• Flexible and supple for retaining ease of movement

• Energy absorbing heel design for extra ergonomic support

• Slip resistant design for assuring safe working conditions

• All weather, lightweight and durable • Resistant to minerals, manure, vegetable oils and fats

29114. 29135

• S5 rated with steel toecap and midsole for protection against penetrating and falling objects

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£62

£51

Sizes 4-13

Sizes 4-13

Fencing Pliers

Fence Wire Tensioning Tool

50401

59527

• Carbon steel pliers, incorporating; a striking face, staple removing hook, pincer and clamp

• Carbon steel tool, use for all wire (including barbed) up to 4mm diameter

• Grips on inside of handles for straining and twisting wire

• Pivoting ‘durbar’ steel locating foot to grip any post type whilst straining wire 600mm L handle

WAS £37.67

WAS £16.66

NOW .90

NOW .66

260mm

FARM ESSENTIALS

£33

£11 20oz Hammer

Power Tools

60719

• Solid forged head from fine grain high carbon steel

WAS £82.75

• Lacquer coating for rust protection • Hardened tubular shaft with shock absorbing vinyl grip

76375

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£75

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£8

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Three functions: drill, screwdriver, hammer. Includes 2 batteries and charger wynnstay.co.uk

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HARDWARE Paxton SD275 Sheep Dipping Bath (Right Hand Only)

Paxton SD400LH Sheep Dipping Bath (Left Hand Only) 55840

55839

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£720 ONLY

£970

1,250L capacity 2,300 x 1,800 x 1,240mm

1,818L capacity 2,692 x 2,060 x 1,283mm

Paxton SD250 Sheep Dipping Bath

56209

• Anti-splash rim reduces spillage • Drain back exit steps • Smooth finish to reduce injury • Hard wearing MDPE • Resistant to dipping solutions 1,136L capacity

ONLY

2,915 x 915 x 1,220mm

£599 Galvanised Drinker

80296

£75 • 18” square galvanised drinking bowl • Steel protective surround • Drain-off plug

*Ball valve not included*

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HARDWARE

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DAIRY DairyLight is a unique white, blue and red LED lighting system scientifically proven to enhance a cow’s performance and general wellbeing all year round. The milk yield boosting system comprises the following:

DairyLight

• Indoor light fittings • Strong 200 lux blue/white spectrum day light which is on for 16 hours • Weak 5W red night light which is on for eight hours overnight, providing observational light at night without disrupting melatonin production

DairyLight Floodlight

• Exterior 200W floodlights • Designed for outside use in collecting yards and holding sheds

DairyLight Controller

• Provides timing function for DairyLight indoor light fittings and DairyLight floodlights • Uses light sensor technology to save energy when daylight provides sufficient indoor light levels • Built to order for each individual farm installation

Benefits in numbers:

+9%

Average increase milk yield per cow per day

+1.9p

£263

Average increase price per litre of milk

Impact on finances per cow

CO

-7.69%

Electric use per litre (kWh per 1) 356*per 1M litres.

-11.43%

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-4%

Total feed use per litre (kWh per 1) 9,870 *per 1M litres

Carbon emissions per litre

image courtesy of Richard Davenport

Green Technology

Uses natural light first … light sensors installed with the system measure natural light levels, the lights are only turned on when the natural light level is insufficient

DAIRY

More light, less power… specifically developed, highly efficient, LED diodes (150lm/W); when the lights are turned on, they provide more light with lower energy consumption Longer life, less waste… high-quality, with 50,000 hours lifespan (L70@40 DegC) gives a longer working life than standard lights wynnstay.co.uk

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DAIRY Boot Dippers and Coxicur

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Phobi Flash Dose 500ml

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• Concentrate based on natural Pyrethum with PBO, 2.175% Pyrethins

BUY 5 GET 1 FREE

• Highly effective on flying and crawling insects

*or £75 each

• Indoor use, including food industry • Apply as a coarse spray or through a fogger

• Assists natural keratin plug teat defence mechanism

Black Nitrile Long Cuff Glove (Box 50) 80526

WAS £51

NOW

£42

Tibicur Disinfectant 25kg

• Full hand texture ensures a firm grip with strong puncture and tear resistance.

Ideal for calf housing, lambing pens, livestock transport and boot dips

• Powder free • Meets EN455 standards

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• Final step at drying off and pre-calving; use after the teat is cleaned, post antibiotic infusion, or internal teat sealant

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SPECIAL OFFER

bootdippers

• DEFRA approved for Bovine Tuberculosis, Foot and Mouth Disease, Diseases of Poultry and General Orders

Weight: 7.7g Length: 300mm Sizes M-XL

WAS £13.50

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5kg Coxicur + Footbath

79397/67637

Also available in 5kg tub

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14” Feedblocks

FREE CONTAINER

WITH EVERY PALLET PURCHASED*

19” GO FEEDB LD LOCK

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SUPRE ME + FIS 14” FE H OIL EDBLO CK

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Terms and conditions apply: Offer valid from 1st August – 30th September 2021, limited availability, whilst stocks All prices exclude VATlast. *Offer applies to Premier Supreme + Fish Oil 14” Feedblock and Premier Grazer Plus 14” Feedblock only. See wynnstay.co.uk for full details. 8


BLOCKS & BUCKETS Premier Energy 20kg/80kg

1315/1316

• Extra high energy (16MJ ME/kg DM) lick to help support optimal ewe body condition scores, and target lamb growth rates • Contains an excellent level of vitamin E at 1,000iu/ kg and 12mg/kg selenium to support good stock health at key stages of the production cycle • High protein (14%)

Ewemaster Flusher Bucket Plus Garlic 18kg 1313

Ewemaster Flusher Bucket 18kg 2394

• Energy packed feed and mineral lick • Use where extra energy is required at tupping time • Ideal for breeding sheep from two weeks pre-tupping for 10 weeks

Stallion Pink Calf Feeder 5 Teat The Stallion Calfateria 5 Teat 30L Feeder is a neat solution to feeding evenly batched calves.

80325

ONLY

£79

• Open trough style • Easy clean

For every unit sold, Wynnstay will donate £25 to Children with Cancer UK*

*WHILE STOCKS LAST*

30L Capacity 255 x 250 x 700mm *Terms and conditions: For every product unit sold at full retail value, a £25.00 donation will be made to Children with Cancer UK. The donation will be made as a single transaction once all units have been sold. Limited stock available. Charitable donation may not apply, or may vary on future stock. All prices exclude VAT

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BLOCKS & BUCKETS

Offer ad-lib at a ratio of one bucket per 3040 sheep, and site away from water sources


HARVEST TUPPING Raddle Powder Traditional, coloured sheep and ram raddle marking powder, used to colour sheep and rams. Directions for use:

Mix with oil to the consistency of a thick, creamy paste and apply liberally to the ram’s chest. Check regularly as re-application depends on the number of ewes served each day. Colours available:

Available in 450g and 3kg containers

Ram Harnesses

Ram Crayons Wynnstay supply All Weather Ram Crayons which are suitable for use in cold and warm temperatures. The crayons come in a variety of bright colours and leave vibrant marks, allowing ram activity to be monitored.

Marking harness tips for a better breeding season:

• Put the marking harness on 2-3 days before the ram goes out with the ewes. This allows time for the rams to adapt to wearing the harness and allows for the harness to be adjusted for a proper fit

• All crayons are a fully scourable and approved by the British Wool Marketing Board

• Rams can lose weight during the breeding season. The combination of exercise and lack of food consumption reduces the ram’s girth, causing the straps to loosen

• Each crayon should last approximately two weeks, but this can be affected by ram prolificacy and temperatures.

Readjustment of the harness should occur when the flock is brought in for documenting marks or when the crayon is changed. The harness should be tight to the ram’s body and exhibit minimal movement. An improperly fitted harness can cause chafing of the rams under arm area.

TUPPING

Various colours available

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HARVEST TUPPING Burgon & Ball Pro Footrot Serrated Sheers Features one serrated blade for unrivalled bite, anchoring the shear firmly while the cutting blade slices cleanly and precisely through the toughest of hooves.

Footcare Sanitising Spray 500ml

28158

74013

Purple footcare and sanitising spray, suitable for all livestock.

ONLY £21.50

WAS £4.99

NOW

£3.99 Burgon & Ball Sheep Shear 3.5” 70588 Dagging D/B

Burgon & Ball Sheep Shear 5.5” 70589 S/B

• Superb standard sheep shears with 3.5” blade for hand shearing

• Excellent shear for dagging, trimming and tidying, with a 5.5” blade

• Double bow handle produces the softest squeeze, giving greatest user comfort when working with finer/cleaner fleece

• Single bow design gives a stiffer squeeze with greater resistance to blade separation

ONLY

£22

• Ideal for dirty and/or greasy fleece

ONLY .50

TUPPING

£20

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LAMBMASTER The Wynnstay Lambmaster range is scientifically formulated with the optimal balance of energy and protein to achieve high growth rates, ensuring lambs can be finished quickly. • Unique sweetener ensures excellent palatability to boost intakes • Complements a milk and grass diet to ensure high growth rates

• A balance of energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals for healthy lambs Contains certified sustainable soya

LAMBMASTER FINISHER RANGE • Suitable for both outdoor on grass and indoor finishing • FeMoSCa inclusion to act as an antagonist to copper

• Inclusion of ammonium chloride to aid the prevention of urinary calculi • Lamb supplement for optimal trace mineral and vitamin levels

LAMBMASTER Finisher 16 Nuts Typical Analysis

4.5% OIL

16%

PROTEIN

10.75% FIBRE

33.5%

STARCH AND SUGAR DM%

LAMBMASTER

LAMBMASTER Finisher 14 Nuts Typical Analysis

4.25% OIL

14%

PROTEIN

9.25% FIBRE

37.5%

STARCH AND SUGAR DM%

Available in 20kg, tote bags and bulk

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CALF MILKS WYNNGOLD™ CREAMLINE Newly formulated for 2021; delivers exceptional performance on beef and heifer calves 30% skim-based milk powder, high in dairy protein.

20%

PROTEIN

19% OIL

500mg/kg vitamin E

Contains our WYNNGUARD health package, unique to Wynnstay; a combination of rumen specific live yeast with very high levels of Mannan Oligosaccharide (MOS) and essential minerals and vitamins, provide beneficial bacterial promoting healthy gut development F121042

health pack

unique to Wynnstay

For more information on our range of calf milk powders, or to book an appointment with a specialist, contact a member of our Calf & Youngstock Team: Eimear Diamond, Calf & Youngstock Manager

@monkcalf1

Elinor Thomas, Calf & Youngstock Specialist Mid

Sammy Howorth, Calf & Youngstock Specialist

07500 979398

07810 444948

and South Wales @thomascalf1

elinor.thomas@wynnstay.co.uk

Lancashire and Cumbria @howorthcalf1

sammy.howorth@wynnstay.co.uk

Millie Hendy, Calf & Youngstock Specialist, South

Hannah Braithwaite, Calf & Youngstock Specialist

07717 495746

07881 093633

West and Midlands @hendycalf1

millie.hendy@wynnstay.co.uk

Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Wales @hannahcalf1

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CALF MILKS

Laura Monk, Calf & Youngstock Specialist Cornwall 07881 379008 eimear.diamond@wynnstay.co.uk and Devon @diamondcalf1 07767 275662 laura.monk@wynnstay.co.uk


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AUTUMN RESEEDING If you didn’t look at reseeding last spring, this autumn could be an ideal time to invest in your forage quantity and quality.

Benefits of reseeding • Improved yields • Higher DM intakes • Enhanced disease resistance • Earlier turnout of stock • Increased stocking rate • Increased palatability and digestibility • Improved grazing and silage quality • Higher response to nitrogen (N) fertiliser In order to maximise the yield and quality of your forage, it is important to reseed regularly. Within several years, weed grasses will ingress into a sward – resulting in a reduction of digestibility, feed quality and responsiveness to fertiliser applications.

For more advice on our grass seed mixture range, or to discuss a bespoke mixture, contact your local Wynnstay Representative or call the Seed Department on 01939 210777. All prices exclude VAT

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AUTUMN RESEEDING

Wynnstay offer a wide range of grass seed mixtures to help producers maximise forage potential. As an independent company, we use the best grass varieties, selected from the Grass and Clover Recommended List for England and Wales. We’re in control of the whole process from start to finish; from seed production with our own grass seed growers, to seed cleaning, right through to formulating and mixing our mixtures, and delivering them direct to farm.


SUPPLEMENTS Introducing an innovative feed supplement - pHix-up® to our range.

SUPPLEMENTS

Designed with unique, industrial expertise, pHix -up acts directly on the ruminal pH by neutralising excess acid produced by bacterial fermentation. It combines the best performing magnesium compounds providing both a fast-acting and long lasting effect.

For more information about pHix-up, speak to your Wynnstay Representative or Wynnstay Dairy Specialist. Alternatively, you can contact Bethany May, Dairy Specialist on 07771 740857 or e-mail bethany.may@wynnstay.co.uk wynnstay.co.uk

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MINERALS The Wynnmin on-farm mineral range is available for all classes of WYNNMIN xxx ruminant livestock including; dairy youngstock, milking cows, dry cows, growing and finishing beef cattle, suckler cows, ewes and lambs.

FARM MINERALS RANGE

• Feeding minerals helps correct defi ciencies in grazing • Forages and straights to maximise health, fertility and performance • Palatable to ensure livestock consume the 2.5kg correct daily amount in a controlled way • Includes dust-proofi ng to reduce waste and to ensure pleasant handling for the stock person

• Available as in-feed and fully waterproofed free access • High specifi cations carefully formulated to meet the requirements of modern, high energetic merit stock 1kg • Custom mineral formulations can be supplied, please consult your local Wynnstay Specialist

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£xx

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Premier Dairy

Premier Mag

The market leader - for high-performance dairy cows and replacements

Feeding Rates:

xx

Dairy Cows 150-200g/hd/day Replacements 75-125g/hd/day

ONLY Premier Dry Cow

£xx

For feeding to dairy and beef cows and cattle in periods of high risk of magnesium deficiency (at turnout or on autumn grass)

xx

Feeding Rates:

xx

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£x

Premier.xx Biosprint Beef

One of the highest specification dry cow minerals on the market 5L 1L - to meet the demands of the high-producing pre-calving dairy cow, suckler cow or heifer

For up to 11% extra liveweight gain

Feeding Rates: 100-150g/hd/day

Feeding Rates:

Dairy Cows/Heifers 100-150g/hd/day Suckler Cows 125g/hd/day

• xxx

Premier Youngstock

Premier Sheep

High xxx specification mineral, specifically designed for all dairy replacements and growing and rearing beef cattle

Feeding Rates:

Youngstock 100-150g/hd/day Mature Cattle 100-200g/hd/day

xxxxxx

Dairy/Suckler Cows 100-200g/hd/day

An extremely high specification mineral for all breeding ewes, especially at tupping and in late pregnancy

Feeding Rates:

30-50g/hd/day xxSheep Ewes in late pregnancy and early lactation 30-50g/hd/day

60592, 60593 NB. For periods with a high risk of staggers an increased feeding rate is recommended. This mineral is not suitable for feeding to rams or

intensively fed lambs xx

Premier Phos

Premier Intensive Lamb

Feeding Rates:

Feeding Rates:

An extremely high specification mineral for fattening lambs being fed intensively

Dairy Cows 150-200g/hd/day Replacements 75-125g/hd/day

NB. This is an in-feed mineral and

Lambs/Rams 30-50g/hd/day should not be fed free access

Available for collection from all Wynnstay depots, and delivered direct to farm in minimum 1t order lots. For a competitive price, please discuss your requirements with your local Wynnstay Dairy Specialist, Representative or Wynnstay depot. All prices exclude VAT

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MINERALS

For milking cows and replacements where phosphorus is low in the diet, especially on high grass silage diets


ANIMAL HEALTH Wynnstay Lamb Bolus Whether lambs will be retained for breeding or finishing, it is imperative that they have the correct balance of trace elements in order to thrive. The 4 key trace elements needed for optimal performance are Selenium, Cobalt, Iodine and Zinc. All these trace elements are contained within the ‘Wynnstay Lamb Bolus’, or alternatively if lambs only require Cobalt, then the ‘Wynnstay Cobalt B12’ bolus is a suitable alternative. Grazed grass can be deficient in trace elements, so supplementing your lambs while at grass with the ‘Wynnstay Lamb Bolus’ gives you peace of mind that lambs are receiving a consistent daily supply of the required trace elements.

Reasons to consider bolusing lambs with Wynnstay Lamb Bolus:

ANIMAL HEALTH

• A consistent daily supply of trace elements. • Wynnstay Lamb Bolus provides the longest cover (6 months) of trace elements. • Supplies 200mg Zinc - to support the growing lamb’s immune system, hoof health and formation of wool. • Iodine - Supplying 375mg. Highest amount compared to other leading boluses. Iodine is required by the animal to support hormone production • Cobalt - 175mg. Required by the rumen microflora to make Vit B12. Prevents Pine disease. Don’t forget - Cobalt can help lambs respond to vaccinations • Selenium - 50mg. Helps with muscle development (White muscle disease) and works in conjunction with vitamin E to support the young ruminant’s immune system • Just one bolus to be administered to lambs from 20kg and over

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What is it going to cost? At under 60p per bolus, lambs selling at £2.50/kg would only need to gain a mere 240g to cover the cost of the bolus.

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For further information regarding the Wynnstay Trace Element bolus range, please speak to your farm representative or ask in store today wynnstay.co.uk

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ANIMAL HEALTH Reducing Sheep Lameness Needs A Sustained Approach Rigorous and sustained adoption by farmers of an established disease management protocol is what’s needed to reduce the incidence of sheep lameness on many UK farms. That’s according to research on uptake by sheep producers of the FAI Farms Five-Point Plan to reduce sheep lameness – and the barriers to more widespread adoption carried out by Harper Adams and Hartpury Universities1,2. “The Five-Point Plan gives sheep farmers a clear strategy for managing any foot problems. Implemented correctly over the longer term, it builds natural disease resilience within a flock, reduces the disease challenge and spread on the farm, and improves flock immunity through vaccination. It involves treating affected animals promptly; culling persistent offenders; avoiding the propagation of infection when sheep are gathered together; quarantining any bought-in stock; and routine vaccination against footrot, the most common infectious disease implicated in sheep lameness,” says co-ordinator of the research Caroline Best. We surveyed 532 UK sheep farmers in a cross-sectional study to investigate the relationship between FivePoint Plan use and lameness prevalence. “The mean farmer-reported percentage lameness in ewes was 3.2%, which suggests positive progress by many farms over the last few years. However, not all farmers claimed to be adopting all five points of the plan, which is important if you are to secure sustainable control of sheep lameness over the longer term.

• Not carrying out measures to avoid lameness transmission • Not quarantining bought-in stock • Not treating individual lame sheep within three days • Maintaining an open flock • Routinely foot trimming • Foot trimming lame sheep • Short-term vaccination (over one year, but no more than two years) as a reaction to lameness rather Researcher Caroline Best (pictured examining than as an on-going disease prevention strategy feet) says that only 5.8% of farmers surveyed

were implementing all five points of the sheep

“Consequently, future educational initiatives should focus lameness reduction plan, which suggests a lack on addressing these particular issues to encourage more of focus on achieving long-term rigorous disease control. widespread adoption of the Five-Point Plan. Sheep farmers are making good progress, but by continuing to demonstrate how whole-hearted adoption of all five points of the plan brings results over the longer term, we can all help support and encourage the step change that is needed,” says Ms Best. References: 1.Best, C.M., Roden, J., Pyatt, A.Z., Behnke, M. and Phillips, K., 2020. Uptake of the lameness Five-Point Plan and its association with farmer-reported lameness prevalence: A cross-sectional study of 532 UK sheep farmers. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 181, August 2020. 2.Best, C.M., Pyatt, A.Z. Behnke, M. and Phillips, K., 2021. Sheep farmers’ attitudes towards lameness control: Qualitative exploration of factors affecting adoption of the lameness Five-Point Plan. PLos One 16(2): e0246798. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246798 All prices exclude VAT

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These key flock management factors were associated with a significantly higher risk of lameness in ewes:

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