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Lamb Performance Factors

Lamb Performance Factors

Lamb Performance Factors

Lesley Stubbings
Lesley Stubbings
on behalf of Sheep Veterinary Society

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Launch date: 26 May 2015
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This presentation discusses the issues involved in lamb performance (in particular
growth rate) and how health / disease issues fit into the overall matrix of factors.


The objectives of this presentation are:
1. Why is growth rate so important?
Growth rate is a directly related to the efficiency of production and profitability for example:
Feed costs
Value of lamb crop – timing and prices / carcase quality
Effect on ewe performance
2. What growth rates do we get in the UK?
Data to show that we are generally not doing well – DLWGs of less than 150g/day overall are common
Look at what is possible recent field data discussed
Setting sensible targets over
Lesley Stubbings

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Lesley Stubbings
on behalf of Sheep Veterinary Society

Lesley is an independent sheep consultant with over 30 years experience working with sheep farmers in the UK. Having graduated from Nottingham University in Animal Production, she spent 18 years working for ADAS) before starting up her own consultancy business (LSSC Ltd) in 1997. LSSC Ltd. provides specialist advice on all aspects of sheep production to farmers, corporate bodies, Vets, Government and NGOs. Lesley also played a central role in the instigation of the SCOPS group (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) and remains very active in the groups activities and on- going development. Lesley was appointed an OBE for services to the sheep industry in 2006.

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