Grass Staggers In Cattle And Sheep

What is Grass Staggers?  Grass staggers is a metabolic disorder of cattle and sheep. The correct medical term for this condition is hypomagnesaemia and it can also be referred to as grass tetany, lactation tetany, milk tetany or calf tetany. This disorder occurs when there are low levels of blood magnesium. Staggers results from an inadequate absorption of … Read more

Differences Between Lowland And Hill Breeds Of Sheep

There are many different sheep breeds in the Uk.  The differences between each breed are often due to the environment in which the animals live. Consider the poor grazing and harsh climate of the mountainous regions of Britain in comparison to the lush grazing lowlands of Southern England. Areas which grow nutritious grass tend to produce large, muscular sheep, … Read more