WatersP
-Farm Partner and Mother of three.

Do you yard wean or paddock wean your lambs?


I know yard weaning is more commonplace with calves, but interested in learning more about benefits of those that have yard weaned lambs and any tips? Thanks :)


42 days ago

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Weaning is a very complex thing. The most important thing to remember is the less stress on the animal is the most important thing.

We would put creep feeders in the paddock that only the lambs could get too just after the ewes started lambing with a small amount of pellets in them and montered usage topping up when needed. The ewes also had creep feeders right through lambing and througt to weaning. This was done to smooth out the feed transition from lamding to weaning. This prevented any stress reduced weight loss at weaning and increaced over all growth rates of lambs after weaning and in dryer years we were able to bring foward weaning as well.

Hope this is some help

Stewart 

 


S and G Day
-5th generation farmer return to family farm in 97 lost farther to cancer in 99 had 1 good year in 2000 and then run into 10 years of drought. Sold cropping farm in 2014 now running beef in the hills
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