B+LNZ Ewe Body Condition Scoring and Feed Budgeting Workshop: Kaituna Valley

Join us for a workshop with Rob Dunbar and Tom Fraser.


Facilitator: Rob Dunbar

Afternoon tea will be provided.

A tool for year-round management of ewes

Do you want to:

  • Improve your scanning percentage and weight of lamb weaned?
  • Use feed grown more efficiently?
  • Increase ewe productivity and flock profitability?

Then you and your team need to attend this workshop on body condition scoring ewes!

Topics covered

  1. Learn why body condition scoring is better than weight as a monitoring tool.
  2. Learn how to quickly body condition score ewes.
  3. Learn how to manage tail end ewes premating, through mating and during pregnancy to increase weight of lamb weaned.
  4. Learn how a split mob approach (based on ewe condition) will utilise feed most efficiently.

Feed budgeting with Tom Fraser

Tom will cover:

  • Factors that can affect pasture growth and pasture quality.
  • Measuring pasture quality and pasture mass.
  • Animal feed requirements.
  • Monitoring animal performance.
  • Matching feed supply with animal demand.
  • Tools for pasture and feed management.
  • Feed budgeting with a simple feed budget calculator.



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