Ewe lamb breeding is a tool for farmers to use to increase production levels and efficiency. However, many in the industry either do not utilize this management option or have tried and failed.
Join host Jay Parsons, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. CDT for the next Let’s Grow Webinar – Improving Reproductive Performance of Ewe Lambs Bred at Eight Months of Age – where he addresses this issue. Register now athttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/2708802303457930243.
Paul Kenyon, Ph.D., Professor of Sheep Husbandry at Massey University, New Zealand, will be the guest presenter for this session.
A multiple year scientific program was undertaken to identify:
optimal nutritional management prior to breeding and in pregnancy and lactation, optimal management of the ram to maximize reproductive results, management of the young dam in late pregnancy and in lactation to maximize the survival of the lamb(s),
live weight and body condition score targets, management strategies to maximize the chance that lifetime productivity is increased by breeding her at a young age, and examine the productivity of offspring born to ewe lambs.
A management package with clear guidelines, which identifies how to manage these young dams effectively, has been compiled. Kenyon will discuss the package and will briefly outline the current state of the New Zealand sheep industry and where it is heading.
This webinar is made possible with funding support from the Let’s Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association.