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What Is Needed To Get The Best Out Of Lambing?

Productive sheep need careful management all year round, especially to ensure that they achieve the best possible lambing to get the most lambs on the ground with optimal survival and growth rates; whilst also allowing ewes to recover quickly to have good fertility and fecundity at the next joining. 

Good planning for lambing means that you are attending to the health, physical and nutritional needs of both ewe and lamb.

Properly addressing these needs in the last few weeks of pregnancy can involve several different management practices (e.g. scanning, & supplementary feeding), but at the very least it should include the following:

  • Pre-lamb drench;
  • Pre-lamb Vaccination; and
  • Top-up of trace minerals.

Treating your animals for parasites, disease and mineral deficiency is treating for productivity.