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

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
Saturday, 20 February 2016 09:26

Better ram genes do pay off

A North Island trial comparing the value of lambs sired by low versus high genetic merit rams validates that using genetic data does pay off.

Published in General News
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