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Expect lambing percentages to be lower in many regions this year as the effects of a severe outbreak of facial eczema (FE) hit home.
White the lamb crop is the lowest since 1953, sheep farmers have become much more productive, says Beef + Lamb NZ chief economist Andrew Burtt.
The sheep production research team at Massey University is busy this spring doing lots of studies on Massey University's agricultural experiment stations.
John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.
Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.
With predictions the El Nino will continue through summer, Ballance says now is the time to proceed with a pasture and stock feed programme.
Massey University's International Sheep Research Centre has for ten years researched top tips for lambing -- getting the most out of a sheep flock after a hard winter.
Whether you have a ewe with a bearing, a ewe you want to take a lamb to, or a ram you want to use as a teaser – it can be harnessed, says Rurtec.
With mating only weeks away for earlier lambing flocks, around the country vets are reminding breeders of the perennial risk of toxoplasmosis and campylobacter, and relaying tips to boost fertility in the face of the dry.