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Ewe Efficiency

Alan Marshall, Tectra's Canterbury/Nelson/Marlborough Regional Manager, gives farmers something else to think about at lambing, raising the issue of ewe efficiency.

This article investigates whether there is potential to increase lamb production by reducing inputs per ewe or, in other words, small more efficient ewes. 

Alan analyses some research on this topic by Dr. Alistair Nicol from Lincoln University which identifies a need for some consideration of practical ways commercial farmers can go about identifying and selecting efficient ewes from within their flock.

For more information please download the attached PDF Eweefficiency.pdf