Displaying items by tag: lambs

Monday, 13 January 2020 10:08

Trial aimed at reducing lamb drenching

A product that could reduce the need for anthelmintics during lamb weaning has received government funding for a trial.

Published in Farm Health

While udders are vital for lamb survival, surprisingly little research has been done on udder health.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 25 March 2019 07:54

Get ewes in shape for lambing

Focus on the ewes with a lower body condition score (BCS).

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 27 October 2018 09:55

Check ewes’ udders after weaning – study

An ongoing study of udder defects in ewes has raised timely new information for farmers, says a Massey University professor.

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 27 October 2018 08:55

Changing normal drench routine may have upside

Shifting away from the common 28-day drench routine could help reduce resistance development and even improve livestock productivity, says an animal health company. 

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 04 May 2018 10:55

Calm ewes equals more lambs

A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA). 

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:55

Lamb does have a rosy future – report

Growing more lambs in the shoulder season is among proposals for maximising the value of New Zealand lamb in a new report from Rabobank.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 July 2017 08:55

Lambs good for training pups

Lambing is looming closer and if you have a young dog that isn’t showing much enthusiasm for sheep take advantage of the window of opportunity this season offers.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 30 September 2016 15:34

Field study focus on lamb survival

Field studies are currently underway to find out if there’s a relationship between drenching pregnant sheep with long-acting drenches and lamb mortality.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 September 2016 08:55

Small things make a big difference in growing lambs

If you were to look at the range of lamb daily growth rates on sheep farms in New Zealand you would find a huge range from as low as 80g to 350g+/lamb/day.

Published in Farm Health
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