Care with detail brings top grades

Padfield, Emily
August 2007
Farmers Weekly;8/3/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 5, p40
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the approaches taken by husband and wife Bryan and Liz Griffiths to make their sheep farm in Devon, England profitable. The farm achieves E, U and R 2 and 3L grades by maximizing summer grass growth, controlling parasites and managing stocking rates. The couple also tries to build a level of immunity for parasites and employ a relatively heaving stocking density of five couples an acre.


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