Early lamb survivability the key to flock margins

11 February 2018

Taking steps to increase lamb survivability in the immediate post-lambing period should be a management priority as it will have a significant impact on returns.

According to Chantal Bryant, large animal vet with Scarsdale Vets, part of the XL Vet group, around 60% of total lamb losses occur in the first two weeks of life, with 49% of all losses happening in the 48 hours after birth.

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