Lamlac ewe milk repalcer manufacturer Volac will host a free advisory webinar offering lambing and surplus lamb-rearing tips.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 28, at 12.15pm, and will be an hour-long interactive training session featuring four speakers.

Attendees will be provided with a live link directly from the lambing shed on a 400-ewe farm in Essex.

Vet Rheinault Jones will discuss the factors affecting ewe colostrum production and what newborn lambs need.

Jones will be supported by three Volac advisors who will cover practical lambing tips relating to newborn aftercare and the latest research into high-quality pre0weaning nutrition for any lambs reared off the ewe.

Interested farmers can register for the event via Volac’s website.

Sheep worrying

Three men have been charged in connection with hare coursing, being in charge of a dog worrying livestock and trespassing with intent to search for or to pursue hares with dogs.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, 42-year-old Denny Loveridge of Mill Place, Datchet, 42-year-old Mark Loveridge of Milton Close, Horton, Berkshire, and 22-year-old Jack Beldom of Montrose Way, Datchet, were all charged with one count each of the offences on Tuesday (February 14).

The charges relate to offenders using dogs to chase hares in fields in the Letcombe Basset area of Oxfordshire at around 4.50p.m on Monday (February 13).

The dogs also circled a flock of sheep and one sheep was later found dead in the field, police said.

The Loveridges and Beldom were released on conditional bail and are due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on March 21.