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  • EID and other technological advances in small ruminant research 

    Morgan-Davies C; Wishart H; Lambe NR; Kenyon F; McBean D; Waterhouse A; McCracken DI (2015)
    Electronic identification (EID) was investigated in the early 1980s to accurately monitor and track farm livestock movements from one holding to another. Within Europe, legislation governing traceability now requires ...
  • Impacts of using a precision livestock system targeted approach in mountain sheep flocks 

    Morgan-Davies C; Lambe NR; Wishart H; Waterhouse A; Kenyon F; McBean D; McCracken DI (Elsevier, 2017)
    Although mountain sheep systems suffer from climatic and environmental handicaps that constrain productivity and economic viability, they have an important economic role, maintain habitats and species of high nature ...
  • Improving the efficiency in hill ewes for a better climate 

    Morgan-Davies C; Wishart H; Lambe NR; McLaren A; Kenyon F; McBean D; Waterhouse A; Umstatter C (15/04/2014)
    Livestock production in the hills could be improved in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through increased efficiency (output per animal). Research conducted at the Scotland’s Rural College Hill and Mountain ...
  • Viability of the Happy Factor TM targeted selective treatment approach on several sheep farms in Scotland 

    McBean D; Nath M; Lambe NR; Morgan-Davies C; Kenyon F (2016)
    The aim of this study was to examine the use of Happy Factor TM weight based targeted selective treatment(TST) on several commercial farms in Scotland in combination with findings from a long term trial ona research farm ...
  • Worm control in livestock: bringing science to the field 

    Kenyon F; Hutchings F; Morgan-Davies C; van Dijk J; Bartley DJ (2017)
    Parasitic roundworm infections are ubiquitous in grazing livestock. Chemical control through the frequent 'blanket' administration of anthelmintics (wormers) has been, and remains, the cornerstone in controlling these ...