Effects of wet weather on this year's lamb crop - Wiltshire

Past Event - booking closed

Mon, 10 February 2020

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Salisbury Auction Centre, The Livestock Market, Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire


Are you concerned about the impact that the recent wet weather will have on your 2020 lambing crop and the feed options available for your flock between scanning and weaning?

Join AHDB at a timely event to discuss the potential impact of which the wet weather is having on flock performance this year and discuss options to mitigate those effects impacting lambing time and beyond.

This meeting will discuss the importance of body condition scoring (BCS) as a tool to assess flock condition, focussing specifically between scanning and lambing, and the impact on young ewes.

We will also discuss feed options for housed sheep systems or grazing sheep, and alternatives to consider if the wet weather is impacting available feeds, through failed crops or water logged ground. The emphasis will be on feed options available for ewes and lambs through to weaning.


  • Welcome and introductions
  • The importance of ewe body condition scoring (BCS) – how and why?
  • Focus on ewe management post-scanning – utilising scanning and BCS data
  • Focus on ewe management in late pregnancy – options for supplementation and tools available for formulating rations
  • Focus on early lactation – supplementation, creep feed, sward heights and the pros and cons of rotational grazing with young lambs
  • Summary and final questions


If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E KE.events@ahdb.org.uk

T 01904 771218