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Benefits of using EID tags for sheep

Benefits of using EID tags for sheep

There are many potential flock and cost management benefits of electronic identification (EID) for sheep producers to use on the farm. Find out more in this article.

Better raising of pasture fed lambs

Better raising of pasture-fed lambs

Realising the genetic potential of your lambs is very dependent on their efficiently converting feed to liveweight gain. This efficiency is underpinned by a good maternal environment during pregnancy followed by astute management during the all-important milk and pasture feeding of lambs pre- and post-weaning.

Autumn Issues - Drenching at Weaning

Autumn Issues - Drenching at Weaning

As weaning fast approaches it is a good chance to review the animal health challenges from the previous years and make a plan for this season. Each year there are a handful of animal health issues that raise their head on a regular basis and affect lamb growth rates

Deworming Cattle Is A Balancing Act

Deworming Dairy Replacement Heifers Is A Balancing Act

Even a few parasites in a high-producing dairy cow have the potential to reduce herd performance. Parasite-free animals convert feed more efficiently, have fewer disease problems, enter the milking string sooner, produce more milk and have fewer reproductive difficulties.

Getting your lambs off to a fast start

Getting your lambs off to a fast start

If we are serious about increasing the efficiency and sustainability of our operations, then performance recording and benchmarking to identify opportunity are extremely valuable.