An ongoing study of udder defects in ewes has raised timely new information for farmers, says a Massey University professor.
Shifting away from the common 28-day drench routine could help reduce resistance development and even improve livestock productivity, says an animal health company.
A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Growing more lambs in the shoulder season is among proposals for maximising the value of New Zealand lamb in a new report from Rabobank.
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.
Field studies are currently underway to find out if there’s a relationship between drenching pregnant sheep with long-acting drenches and lamb mortality.
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.
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.