Focusing on early weaning, is a key management tool for maximising efficiency within the production system and to assist in the development of young animals to become high functioning ruminants. Strong management through weaning, delivers many benefits for producers, including; Optimising the genetic potential of offspring Saving time Increasing return
With the season getting better and forage crops growing rapidly it can be tempting to introduce stock onto crops. Double check that your crops ready, as a weeks of patience now can play dividends in the long run. Ensure secondary roots are established Ensure grazing activity will not pull plants
With the recent wide spread and much needed rainfall over much of the eastern Australia, many confinement-fed sheep are being turned out onto rapidly growing feed. Beware, this is the perfect time for clostridial diseases to become a real problem. Rapid changes in feed types can make the intestinal tract
Increase your lamb numbers by preparing your ewes now An estimated 15 million lambs die each year within 48 hours of birth. This loss is valued at over $540 million per year to the Australian economy. Understanding the link between ewe nutrition and post lambing losses: predation, mis-mothering, exposure and starvation (PMES).