1575: Bog asphodel and fell lamb losses
This paper is summarised from “Fell farmers share poisonous plant experience” on the RDPE Livestock NW programme website written by Adrian Capstick
Year of Publication2012
At a meeting organised by Cumbria Farmer Network for a farmer group in the south east of the county, it was heard how some farmers in agri-environment schemes are now suffering with up to 40% lamb losses due to the yellow-flowering bog asphodel. Farmers travelled from outside the area, Lancashire and County Durham, to put their heads together on how best to manage the deadly plant, as it became clear that this is a widespread problem that isn’t going to go away.
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- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Veterinary practice
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Landscape
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Animal health & welfare
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