B+LNZ Southland Farming For Profit Seminar – Turning a good scanning into a great tailing

This seminar will focus on triplet ewe nutrition and management, and draws on the knowledge and experience of local farmers who are achieving high levels of newborn lamb survival.

When it comes to getting your ewes in lamb, most Southland farmers have got this nailed, with scanning percentages upwards of 180% being the norm. The challenge now is reducing the wastage between scanning and tailing and converting a high scanning result into a healthy tailing percentage.

This seminar addresses these issues, with particular focus on triplet ewe nutrition and management, and draws on the knowledge and experience of a ruminant nutritionist as well as local farmers who are achieving high levels of newborn lamb survival.

Topics

  • Triplet ewe nutrition.
  • Pros and cons of brassicas and fodder beet for pregnant ewes.
  • Winter grazing guidelines.
  • Triplet ewe management; tips from local farmers.
  • Strategies to reduce the incidence of triplets in a flock.
  • Promising new research on prevention of ewe bearings.

Find out more

For more information, please contact Andrew Roe (facilitator) on 027 611 3077 or email aroe@cluthavets.co.nz

Registration

For catering purposes, please register your attendance by contacting Theresa Laws at: Theresa.Laws@beeflambnz.com

Biosecurity

When attending a B+LNZ field day please ensure you have clean footwear and vehicles are not carrying fresh muck or vegetation. This will help reduce the risk of spreading weeds, pests and diseases onto our host farms and across our country. To stay clean, we need to be clean.