Meet the Farmers

Counting Sheep with Matt Blyth

Today on the show we’re talking sheep and Ben is meeting Matt Blyth who is a livestock advisor and has many years of experience managing sheep. Born and bred in Lincolnshire, Matt did a course at Northumberland College specialising in sheep and beef and then went on to work with a number of sheep flocks – from assisting a shepherd on an 1800 ewe flock in Hampshire to running a 540-ewe flock near Basingstoke, to running a flock for 15 years in west Sussex. Further, in 2021 he began a Nuffield farming scholarship evaluating the potential cost benefits of electronic data recording for UK sheep and beef farms. 

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