March 3, 2020
National Sheep Improvement Program
Host: Dr. Jay Parsons, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Time: 1 hour 19 minutes
With the industry wide effort to improve production efficiency of the U.S. sheep flock, increasing lambing rate is integral to making improvements. As the industry identifies which ewes are capable of having and rearing multiple births, efficiently raising orphan lambs artificially can have a positive impact on the overall enterprise finances. This webinar will discuss methods to rear lambs artificially in an efficient manner through labor efficiencies, milk replacer selection, weaning strategies and equipment needs. With a well planned system going into lambing, the bonus lambs can go from a nuisance to a secondary profit center for the sheep operation.