More lambs from short-term nutritional flush on green feed
Article printed January 18, 2022. For the latest version, please go to: https://feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/2021/11/29/more-lambs-from-short-term-nutritional-flush-on-green-feed/
Flushing ewes (providing nutritional supplementation before joining) with green feed for one week before and one week after joining delivers impressive reproductive benefits.
Any available green feed, such as lucerne, rape, millet or green pasture (minimum of 350 kgDM/ha), increased lamb production compared with joining ewes on dry feed ranging from 10 to 33 more lambs scanned per 100 ewes joined.
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