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In the paddock

Ewe feeding in early and mid-pregnancy

Key points

  • Start rationing feed by lengthening ewe grazing rotation. Feeding low quality supplements may help achieve this.
  • Feed well-conditioned ewes at maintenance – about 1.1–1.2 kg DM/day intake per head for a 60–65 kg ewe at condition score 3.
  • Preferentially feed light, poorly-conditioned ewes at about 1.3–1.5 kg DM/day intake per head.

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Created: 03 May 2007, Modified: 03 May 2007