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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Feeding ewes post lambing
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:57:19 pm »
I have fed my ewes on a flat rate schedule as I only have 9 and don't scan, it's always worked for me. However this year we have then highest amount of lambs, 19 out of the 9'ewes.  The ones still inside ( due to weather) I figure 1kg per ewe per day, plus excellent hay, the ones outside have ok grazing, not long and lush but enough, however I am still feeding concentrates, I'm guessing 0.5-1kg per ewe per day, they also have a hi mag bucket. have I guesstimated correctly? Grateful for any advice from those in the know!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Feeding ewes post lambing
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 02:18:56 am »
Sounds ok - confirm using condition score. If you can feel their spine very easily, they're thin, up their rations.  If they're rolling fat, cut back on the concentrates.
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