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Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen inundated with support over ‘difficult’ illness outbreak

Amanda Owen has to run after sheep to give them medicine

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Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen, 47, shared the most recent struggles facing her flock of sheep to her Twitter feed. Speaking to her 187,000 followers, she revealed that an illness outbreak was still causing her a lot of issues. 

Amanda tweeted: “Only need one treatment and they are cured but they are fiendishly difficult to catch when their vision is limited.

“The shepherd’s crook comes into play in times such as these.”

Underneath the text she attached a video, which shows her fearlessly rounding up at least seven sheep. 

In the next clip, chases after one rogue sheep and even tackles it to the ground. 

Many of Amanda’s followers flocked to the comments section to praise the farmer for her incredible sheep herding skills.

“I think our England Rugby Team could take a few tips from you Amanda with that rugby tackle I’m impressed,” wrote Val Kimberley. (sic)

“Not many could do your job, amazing to watch,” commented Ken Elliott Clasper.

“Good catch! You have a future in American Football should you desire a career change,” added Charles.

 

In a previous tweet that she posted an hour earlier, the star explained that her flock were suffering from a “blind illness” which meant that a number of them had to be treated. 

“I see ewe,” she began with an Eyes emoji and Ram emoji. 

“A few cases of blind illness amongst the sheep needing treatment.

“Wind, snow and hay seeds make for irritation and infection.”

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She also attached a few pictures of her young daughter Clemmy sitting in the snow with the sheep, as well as some photos of her treating them for the illness. 

Amanda’s followers sent in further messages of support, with David Broomfield commenting: “Admire your ability to diagnose and treat your sheep like that.”

“It’s good you can recognise the problems and offer some treatment,” wrote Derek Edwards. 

“Hope they recover soon,” added Mark Rochford.

Our Yorkshire Farm is Channel 5’s most-watched factual show ever with almost four million viewers each week.

The documentary series follows the lives of Amanda and her husband Clive Owen, 67, as they grapple with the everyday realities of farm living. 

The couple share nine children in total, including: Raven, 20, Reuben, 18, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, 10, Sidney, nine, Anna, seven, Clemmy, six, and Nancy, four.

The latest season of Our Yorkshire Farm is available to stream on My5 now. 

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