Breakfeed: More and better lambs, just by checking ewes’ udders, with Anne Ridler, Massey University

Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Lambs born to ewes with udder defects are 3 times more likely to die, and those that survive will be about 2kg lighter at weaning on average. Anne Ridler is Associate Professor of Sheep and Beef Cattle Health and Production at Massey University, and on this podcast she discusses how a simple udder check can greatly improve productivity of a flock. We discuss the research, when to check udders and what to look for.

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