B+LNZ Wairarapa Farming For Profit Field Day – 'Harvest time' turning lambs into $: Gladstone and Mangamaire | Beef + Lamb New Zealand
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B+LNZ Wairarapa Farming For Profit Field Day – 'Harvest time' turning lambs into $: Gladstone and Mangamaire

Weaning is key to reaping the rewards of the last 12 months. We will look at strategies from a breeder's and finisher's perspective to enhance both physical and financial performance of the lamb crop.

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About the day

In the sheep calendar, the weaning process is when you reap the rewards of the last 12 months. Getting this process wrong can undo a whole lot of hard work and put you on the back foot for the next 12 months.

The session will look at strategies from a breeders and finishers perspective to enhance both physical and financial performance of the lamb crop.

There will be two sessions at 9.45am and 2.15pm.

Session times

Morning session

9.45am to 12.00pm at Gladstone Complex – 585 Gladstone Road, Gladstone.

Farmer Panel: Mike McCreary, Mark Guscott, Richard Tosswill, Toby Rowlands.

Lunch supplied.

Afternoon Session

2.15pm to 4.30pm at Mangamaire Hall,197 Tutaekara Road, Mangamaire.

Farmer Panel: Pete Apthorp, Roydon Cooper, James McKay.

BBQ and refreshments supplied. 

Farmer panel

  • Mike McCreary
  • Mark Guscott
  • Richard Tosswill
  • Toby Rowlands

Topics covered 

  • Pre weaning
    • Monitoring (ewe condition, pasture covers, liveweight gain).
    • Setting up country (pre and post weaning).
    • Prep work (dagging, sale lambs identified, animal health).
    • Other consideration (Ewes Lambs at foot, trade cattle).
  • Early weaning decision
    • Desired outcome (lamb performance, farm system impacts).
    • Timings and process o Feeding requirements (quality and quantity).
  • Actual weaning process
    • Reducing stress (time frame, use of satellite yards, water, shade).
    • Ewe lamb management.
  • Hefting principles
    • Streamline other process (sale lambs, sex drafting, drenching).
  • Marketing Store lambs
    • Selling options (saleyards vs on farm).
    • Target specification (weight ranges, animal health, sex, breed).
    • Truck weighing vs on farm weight.
  • Tips on finishing Lambs
    • Animal health (trace elements, vaccinations, fly treatment, drenching, fecal egg counts).
    • Stock Husbandry (mob size, mixing mobs impact on growth, shearing, weighing).
    • Feeding (specialist crops, stocking rate, grazing days) o Target weights (entry and exit, expected yields, males vs females).
    • Marketing prime lambs (works relativity, same day kill) .

Registration

REGISTER FOR MORNING SESSION HERE

REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION HERE

Please email georgie.cranswick@beeflambnz.com if you are having any problems registering.  

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