Broken Mouth BF Ewes

abitdaft

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Have bought some broken mouth Lanark ewes (straight off the hill) this year to breed some mule replacements for myself. Was planning on grazing them on good grass till around Christmas then putting them on slats till they lamb. Is this a good idea putting BF ewes on slats? Or will they die for fun lol?

I personally would not put them straight onto good grass straight off the hill, a transition would be better if you can. The ewes are not used to rich grass. If you can get them onto mediocre pasture and start with blocks that they are used to and introduce cake around the areas where the blocks are you have a better uptake of the harder feeding without too many problems and then shift them to better grass. Some hill ewes come off the hill onto good grass, blow up and die.
 

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