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    Ewe Nutrition & Its Effect on Lamb Growth

    In the pre-lambing season it is worthwhile remembering the nutrition requirements of the ewe and the impact it can have on lamb viability and growth. Ewe nutrition needs increase significantly and accelerate rapidly, in the 4-6 weeks before lambing.  This is to support the rapidly growing fetus and encourage proper…

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    Lambing Checklist

    Prepare Buildings – Ensure barns have good ventilation, are dry, no drafts, and a strict cleaning schedule as been prepared. Prepare supplies well ahead of lambing. For example- lambing equipment, thermometer, warming box, frozen colostrum etc. Select lambs for artificial rearing, e.g. the weaker, less aggressive lambs from ewes with…

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    Veal Calf Raising Suggestions

    Water Supply Before starting calves, take a water sample to your local lab and have it checked for bacteria, nitrates, iron sodium and ph. Water left in a storage tank between calf crops can become a prim source for bacteria that cause scouring. This is a prime place for bacteria…

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    Lamb Survival

    Profitability in sheep farming is largely dependant on the number of lambs weaned per ewe each year. Typically, the lambs weaned for each ewe exposed to a ram should be at least 2 or more. Lamb survival is a result of good ewe management before and during lambing and attention…

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