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In the paddock

Condition Scoring at Flushing Pays Dividends at Lambing


Key points

  • It is very hard to accurately judge the condition of woolly sheep visually
  • Condition scoring manually is a very useful way to judge the fatness of sheep
  • Ewes should not be losing body condition over the pre-mating and mating period
  • A condition score of 3 to 4 at this time of the year is recommended
  • Ewes should be given priority at this time to get good lambing percentages
  • They should be rapidly rotated into 5–6 cm pasture and not graze to lower than 3 cm.

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Created: 03 May 2007, Modified: 03 May 2007