Red Meat Livestock

The Livestock Programme will be split into two levels and will cover the following topics: 

Programme Level

Meeting Topics Livestock - Sheep

Meeting Topics Livestock - Sucklers

Entry Level

Management of the growing lamb

Preparing for Tupping 

Flock performance 


Ewe management pre /post lambing

Monitoring and managing fertility

Herd performance - calving index, intervals and calves reared per cow


Herd Health Planning

Grazing management

Advanced Level

Optimising lamb growth and production

Disease and disorders

Flock performance

Winter feeding plan - forage crops

Carbon Auditing and biodiversity

Cattle housing and winter systems


Carbon auditing

Fertility and Health review

*Please note these may be adapted to suit group members and farming systems 


Delivery Method

  • Members will be split into regional groups (where possible). 
  • Meetings will be delivered as:
    • 3 x On-farm meetings (3-4 hours) 
    • 1x Virtual meeting (1-2 hours).
    • 1x 1-2-1 session with each farmer
  • Sector specific WhatsApp Group to facilitate discussion and idea sharing between meetings will be created
  • Key Performance Indicators will be measured to tailor meetings to the group needs and to help encourage change and improvement.