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Feeding for maximum lifetime wool production

 

Farmers are very aware of the importance of feeding ewes well leading up to mating and during late pregnancy. The financial benefits to be gained from increased lambing percentage, lamb survival, better ewe lactation, lamb growth and lamb weaning weights are well known. However there is often little thought given to the added benefits from increased wool production and quality.

The attached article provides some tips for ewe nutrition during the different stages of pregnancy in order to enhance wool quality.

Interested and want more information? Please download the attached PDF

 


Created: 07 May 2007, Modified: 07 May 2007