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Managing mid pregnancy shearing

Key points

  • Mid-pregnancy shearing of crossbred ewes is becoming common as a means to increase lamb birth weight, improve lamb survival and wean heavier lambs.
  • Sheep should be shorn with winter combs. Lifters or blades may be necessary in some environments.
  • Shear ewes in mob sizes that can be adequately fed and sheltered.
  • Get shorn ewes onto sheltered pasture well before dark.
  • Covered yards and/or the woolshed should be available for emergency shelter.

For further information please download the attached PDF  Managingmidpregancyshearing.pdf