Contents tagged with lambing

29 June 2021

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dr Fiona Lovatt from Flock Health Ltd for a vet webinar on the responsible use of antibiotics at lambing time.

5 February 2020

Improving animal performance and reducing physical losses are key to ensuring sheep farming is profitable. This manual takes into account various factors, including the sheep farming system, ewe body condition, nutrition, health planning and management with the aim of reducing lamb losses

13 February 2020

Top tips for managing ewe lambs at lambing time, including, lactation, nutrition, when to wean and assisting with problems.

1 November 2019

The most significant single influence on the success of any flock is the shepherd. Whether you intend to keep half a dozen sheep or several hundred, the same principles apply. This guide gives an introduction into sheep farming to improve both animal welfare and productivity.

9 July 2020

This series explains the key things to consider when lambing ewe lambs, such as what to look for when choosing replacements and management from tupping to lambing including nutrition and performance targets.

12 February 2019

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) for this timely workshop on preparation for the lambing season. During the workshop you’ll be able to see the Broom House flock and discuss practical means to increase flock productivity.

2 November 2018

Under good management, lambing sheep as ewe lambs can improve the financial viability of sheep systems while at the same time reducing the number of breeding females kept. This publication gives a detailed overview of factors to consider when breeding from ewe lambs

3 January 2024

A manual for consultants, vets and producers. Good nutrition is fundamental to ewe performance through all stages of the production cycle, with nutrient requirements changing through the year. Cost-effective feeding systems that support optimum output are paramount to the profitability of a breeding flock. This guide will help you maximise grazed and conserved forage to ensure both minimal cost and optimal rumen function.

23 May 2018

Ewe fertility is one of the main drivers underlying the output of a sheep flock. Optimising fertility increases the number of lambs scanned and born, which in turn drives flock profitability. Following the advice in this manual can help sheep producers set and achieve flock targets