DVD Previews

Series 1 - Sheep on Your Smallholding

Programme 2 - Managing Your Flock for Peak Health

Sheep Drenching (worming) with Adam Henson

Condition Scoring Sheep with Adam Henson

Programme 3 - The Breeding Flock

Putting on a Ram Harness. Presented by Adam Henson

Problems with the Newborn Lamb - Entropion. Presented by Adam Henson

Normal Lambing with Adam Henson

A Tricky Lambing with Adam Henson

Doing a Ram 'MOT' with Adam Henson

Programme 4 - Sheep for Business, Enterprise & Profit

Sheep Dairying with Adam Henson

 

Smallholder Skills

A Guide to Sheep Butchery

Sheep Butchery with Adam Henson

 

Sheep Drenching (worming) with Adam Henson

This is an excerpt from Adam Henson and expert Lesley Stubbings demonstrating correct techniques for drenching sheep effectively and discussing the responsible use of wormers. The full version is available on 'Managing Your Flock for Peak Health' - programme 2 in the series 'Sheep on Your Smallholding'.

Our expert, Lesley Stubbings OBE, provides specialist sheep advice and training. In addition to her role with SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep), Lesley also has been a Director of Moredun Foundation (1995-2005), and is an Honorary Life Member of the Sheep Vet Society amongst many other widespread involvements with the sheep industry. Lesley was appointed an OBE for services to the sheep industry in 2006.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 2 - Managing Your Flock for Peak Health

 

Condition Scoring Sheep with Adam Henson

Adam Henson demonstrates how to check the condition score of your sheep -- a job that's essential for monitoring the nutritional requirements of pregnant ewes, helping to detect illness, as well as judging when a lamb is ready for market. This is an excerpt from "Managing your Flock for Peak Health", programme two in the "Sheep on Your Smallholding" series of DVDs, available from The Smallholder Series web site.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 2 - Managing Your Flock for Peak Health

 

Putting on a Ram Harness. Presented by Adam Henson.

This is an excerpt from the third DVD in the "Sheep on Your Smallholding" series - "The Breeding Flock". Here, Adam demonstrates (with the help of a Shetland Ram) how to put on a Ram Harness and Crayon (otherwise known as a "Raddle"). The full programme is available on DVD from The Smallholder Series web site.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 3 - The Breeding Flock

 

Problems with the Newborn Lamb - Entropion. Presented by Adam Henson.

This is an excerpt from the third DVD in the "Sheep on Your Smallholding" series - "The Breeding Flock".  Adam and vet Mike Glover discuss some of the problems that can affect a newborn lamb, and in this clip shows how to rectify Entropion, or "turned-in-eyelid", a common affliction.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 3 - The Breeding Flock

 

Normal Lambing with Adam Henson

This is an excerpt from the third DVD in the "Sheep on Your Smallholding" series - "The Breeding Flock".  Here, Adam describes a normal lambing procedure and the visible indicators of a ewe in labour.  This is followed by a visual precis of the three stages of labour.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 3 - The Breeding Flock

 

A Tricky Lambing with Adam Henson

Adam Henson and vet Mike Glover find a young ewe in difficulty, they quickly discover that she is trying to give birth to a lamb - just its head is presented and in this position both the ewe and her lamb are in danger without rapid, expert intervention. The full version is available on 'The Breeding Flock' - programme 3 in the series 'Sheep on Your Smallholding'.

Our expert, Mike Glover (MA VetMB, CertSHP MRCVS) holds an RCVS Certificate in Sheep Health and Production, and established SW Sheep Breeding Services in 1989 as part of Horsepond Veterinary Centre. He has subsequently helped build up a team with a special interest in sheep medicine and reproduction. Mike is a longstanding member of the Sheep Veterinary Society, and has served as a committee member of the SVS and as an examiner for the RCVS Certificate in sheep health and production.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 3 - The Breeding Flock

 

Doing a Ram 'MOT' with Adam Henson

Here, Adam takes you through the process of checking out a ram before tupping each year.  These techniques are also useful when buying in a new ram for your flock.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 3 - The Breeding Flock

 

Sheep Dairying with Adam Henson

Adam Henson talks to Stephen Fletcher about his dairy flock - and how a smallholder might start raising sheep for milk production.

Stephen has converted his family farm over a period of 20 years to specialise in the production of cheese from sheeps' milk. Berkswell, the cheese that they produce with cheesemaker Linda Dutch, has won a multitude of prizes, and is stocked by many of the top cheese retailers in the country.

Sheep on Your Smallholding
Programme 4 - Sheep for Business, Enterprise & Profit

 

Sheep Butchery with Adam Henson

This is an excerpt from the first DVD in our “Smallholding Skills” series, 'A Guide to Sheep Butchery'.

This DVD reprises the “Raising Sheep for Meat” module from 'Sheep for Business, Enterprise & Profit', then goes on to a full post-slaughter carcass evaluation and start-to-finish butchery demonstration by master butcher Jim Sharrock, and provides further tools to enable the smallholder to establish a successful enterprise.

Smallholder Skills
A Guide to Sheep Butchery

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