22nd May 2015
A peak of hatching is expected this week. If you are in this area take action*
Peak hatching is now over and the risk is declining.
Risk now very low.
NOTE: These forecasts are regional and there will be variation form farm to farm and even field to field. Sheep famers are urged to assess their risk based on the history of the field (lambs last year a high risk for example). South facing fields will also tend to have an earlier hatch. Altitude is also important. As a guide, every 100m above sea level will delay hatching by about 7 days beyond our forecasts.