Silage analysis will improve pre-lambing ewe feeding

15 January 2018

With sheep flocks using grass silage as the base for rations in the crucial pre-lambing period, Rosie Miller, Ruminant Specialist with Trouw Nutrition GB stresses the importance of getting silage for pregnant sheep analysed.

“Managing ewe nutrition in the run up to lambing is an important step toward a successful lamb crop, influencing lambing ease, lamb survival and vigour and milk yield and growth,” she comments.  “Trying to achieve this accurately and cost-effectively without a representative silage analysis and a clear picture of the nutritional content of the forage will be extremely difficult."

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