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Teagasc BETTER farm flocks – lamb growth & weaning

Dr. Frank Campion joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s episode of OviCast with an update on some of the performance and management decisions on the Teagasc BETTER sheep farms as we head into the mid-summer period.

Frank starts by discussing current activities on the farms and discusses lamb performance on the lowland flocks to date as well as some of the challenges they faced so far this year and how it influenced performance.

Frank highlights how lamb weaning weights can effect management for the season and how checking the proportion of lambs that fall into different weight categories is a useful check for farms at the moment. 

He moves on to discuss the flocks on the hill side of the programme and how they have performed to date before finishing up discussing their options for selling or finishing lambs later in the season.

For more episodes from the OviCast podcast, visit the show page at:  www.teagasc.ie/ovicastpodcast