“On an evening walk in Orkney….”
Farmers in Morayshire have come together to gain a better understanding, and ultimately decrease transmission, of the fatal viral lung tumour ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) to increase the profitability and productivity of their sheep flocks.
“The North Ronaldsay sheep are members of the northern short-tailed group and are quite small only about 25 kilos in weight. They were formerly found throughout Orkney . “
“The family farm is most at risk from non-favourable trade terms, and is often overlooked by retailers who want to buy in bulk from bigger producers. “
The presence of B. venatorum in the United Kingdom represents a new risk to humans working, living, or hiking in areas harboring infected ticks and livestock, particularly sheep.
North Ronaldsay, Orkney’s most northerly island community, is seeking applicants for a unique role overseeing care and repair work on a historic stone dyke that plays a vital part in the management of a unique local breed of ancient seaweed eating sheep.
Des. Res. for the sheep!