David Stevens: The Lamb Weaning Decision

When should we wean lambs? Why? What information should we gather to inform the decision, or do we just go off the calendar?

Dr David Stevens is a Senior Scientist in the AgResearch Farm Systems Team. He’s based at Invermay and works with farmers across New Zealand and around the world on questions like these. On this podcast he gives his thoughts on what farmers should be assessing, and we also talk about the critical factors to get right in the lead up to weaning, to achieve high lamb weights and top performance after weaning. Plus we cover some other topics such as bearings and tail length.

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For some associated reading, check out our fact sheet: Lactation, lamb growth and the lamb weaning decision (PDF, 188KB)

  • Rearing and Weaning