These figures are also supported by farm case studies, where similar differences were observed when comparing ewe body condition score and lamb survival. (see table 1)
Table 1: Farm case studies – ewe condition score at lambing and lamb survival
Large gaps between lambing and marking percentages are usually associated with poor nutrition during pregnancy.
It’s never too late to supplementary feed. It has been shown that good nutrition in late pregnancy can largely overcome poor nutrition in early pregnancy, which is normally the case faced by autumn lambers (poor pasture over summer).
It is the last 40 to 50 days (6 weeks) of pregnancy where good nutrition is most vital and where supplementary feeding becomes profitable.
SlingShot Ewe and Lamb pellets will help your ewes reach better body condition scores, produce heavier lambs and more lambs to sell.
Note: Typical Analysis. Source: Lifetime Wool and MLA- Making More From Sheep