Life Time Ewe Management
We were involved with the LTEM program in 2016 and found it very interesting and rewarding. One of the key profit drivers to increasing the gross margin for any sheep enterprise is to increase lambing and weaning percentages. To improve the weaning percentage it is important to monitor and regulate the condition of the ewe flock throughout the year, particularly pre-mating, during pregnancy and post lambing.
Did you know:
- Nutritional restrictions to a lamb during pregnancy will never be compensated for - you are breeding guaranteed poor performers.
- If a ewe wanders more than 10m from the new born lamb within 6hrs of giving birth, there is a 40% increased mortality for these lambs.