• 10+ management tips to ensure your lambs survive

    29 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Lamb survival rates can vary dramatically from farm to farm, and your management plays a big part.
    Research has produced a range of survival rates which show that twins can survive to the same extent as singles, but triplets have a definite disadvantage.
    Singles 78 - 93%
    Twins 78 - 94%
    Triplets 58 - 82%
    GIVE EWES THE BEST CHANCE TO PRODUCE A GOOD LAMB
    • At weaning, cull ewes with defective udders, set a mating weight and ensure good nutritional management so they reach the best condition score. Ideally, you want ewes to be gaining weight as they cycle and are mated which assists in...
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