Wayne Hutchinson visits the Tweedie family in Biggar on the northern edge of the Southern Uplands in South Lanarkshire and learns why they think the North of England Mule is the Rolls Royce of the sheep industry
Plenty of adverse factors, primarily severe weather with extremes of both hot
and cold, stacked up to make life extremely difficult for the UK breeding sheep
sector this year.
The National Sheep Association is opposing the view released by the Committee
on Climate Change and is pointing out the far greater benefits of sheep.
Long-term cold storage and guaranteed public procurement of
lamb will be essential in ‘no deal’ Brexit says
the National Sheep Association.
The highest price at the 40th anniversary NSA Wales & Border
Ram Sale went to a Blue Faced Leicester ram. The 12,000 guinea
sale was the highlight of a day that saw good rams sell well,
but that otherwise reflected the current political and weather
Show season 2018 may not even be over yet but the National Sheep Association
is already turning its thoughts to a busy 2019 with several NSA regions confirming
dates and locations for their summer events.