Managing body condition in your Ewe Flock
Ewes need to be in condition score 3+ leading up to and during joining to maximize conception rates and shorten your joining period which ideally should be 35 days. Twin bearing ewes need a higher quality and quantity of feed. Twin bearing ewes close to lambing need approximately 20% more energy to help prevent metabolic problems such as ‘Pregnancy Toxaemia’ and to achieve lamb birth weights of 4-5 kg.
Supplementary feeding your sheep to maintain a constant condition score is an effective management technique. If condition score uctuates it can cause metabolic problems as well as affecting wool production and strength. Weaning lambs early in a tight season and finishing them in a containment area or feedlot can help to free up pasture for your breeding flock and meet market speci cations with your lambs. CopRice has a range of sheep & lamb products and years of expertise in this eld, and would be happy to
assist with any enquiries.
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