Ewe nutrition pre tupping to early pregnancy

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Objectives for optimum ewe nutrition and management
• Optimum body condition score (BCS) – 3.5 for lowland (2.5 hill)
• Achieving body weight targets at mating
• Maximising fertility – ovulation rate, conception and low barren rate Early pregnancy nutrition
• Maintaining pregnancy – reducing embryonic loss

Target body condition score
• Assess and group AT WEANING and split
• Target – 3.5 BCS for lowland ewes and 2.5 for hill ewes pre tupping
• Allow 10 -12 weeks from mating
• To gain a condition score (=10% bodyweight) i.e. 70kg ewe – 7kg gain over 100 days.
• Energy requirements – 15.4 MJ/day = 1.54kgDM per ewe per day
• Available nutrition
• Action plan
 

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123: The Transition to Responsibly Sourced Growing Media in UK Horticulture

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123: The Transition to Responsibly Sourced Growing Media in UK Horticulture

Written by AHDB

Wayne Brough, AHDB's Knowledge Exchange Manager for Ornamentals, talks to Neil Bragg of Substrate Associates, Chloe Whiteside of ADAS and Steve Carter of Tristram Plants about the transition to responsibly sourced growing media.

They chart the history of the move to peat-free growing media, the...
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