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Newton Rigg - 25th February 2008

A windy February day and 14 students from Newton Rigg brave the cold to study...

Genetic Defects in Sheep
Split four horns in Hebrideans
Checking Grey Faced Dartmoors for black spots and fleece quality
 
Pregnancy Detection in Cows
Manoeuvring cow into crush to be inspected by the vet
The vet performs a both a manual examination and electronic (scan) of the cow and to check if she is in calf
 
Pregnancy Detection Film (3.8mb)
 
Introduction to Stock Management and Record Keeping
Keeping computer records and managing paperwork
Types of ear tags and recording flock/herd details

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