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Getting ewe condition right


Dr Frank Campion joins Ciaran Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss the importance of getting ewes in the right condition at joining.

Frank outlines how to assess condition, what it equates to in terms of live weight and the time needed to increase ewe condition.

There is also a discussion on the factors influencing condition managing thin ewes separately and culling ewes that fail to improve in ewe condition.

Finally, Dr. Campion explains the carryover effects of condition at joining on the productivity of the ewe the following year.

Listen to previous episodes here: OviCast Sheep Podcast