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The latest on the finishing systems for hill bred lambs post weaning study

Postgraduate student, Mark Dolan, and Dr Frank Campion join Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss some of the results of an ongoing study between Teagasc and UCD examining the potential of using forage diets alongside conventional systems to finish hill bred lambs post-weaning

Mark outlines the project now entering its third year and discusses the different forages grown, carrying capacities and lamb performance on the crops.

Frank outlines where these crops have a role as well as some of their limitations in conventional systems.

With increasing costs in lamb finishing predicted for the coming winter, Frank encourages those with an interest in the area to visit the open day in Teagasc Athenry on June 18th to find out more about the trial and the various options for lamb finishing.  

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