Once Bred Ewe Lambs

scholland

Member
Location
ze3
One of the main attraction of once bred heifers is letting smaller types grow on ţo larger carcase weights at close to 30 month, with tupping ewe lambs you'd need strong types to make a decent tupping weight?
So they'd be at max carcase weights at tupping, just about.
 
Have to be almost or at killing weight to take the tup, so would more than likely be a bit lean and over weight when you wanted to kill them. Can’t see it would pay better than using better types abs either selling as couple or as lambed shearlings. Also who wants to farm sh!t. As much as their is more money in muck than gold often, rough sheep are a head ache.
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
I would think you would be much better lambing broken mouth ewes, take one lamb off and let her tear the other with no creep, then kill the ewe at weaning. If your ground is good enough for a Hogg to rear a lamb then be able to killer her I would think brokers would be a better option.
If it’s good enough too stand a Hogg and single I’d leave the twin on the broker… but then I’m just mean… 😂😂
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Another nail in your idea, I have to sign declarations that the lambs I send off have not given birth, a few years ago I had some ewe lambs give birth to decent twins but they were poor mothers so adopted them onto ewes that needed them, left the ewe lambs 2 weeks for udders to rise and then sent them to mart and declared they had lambed. They were all good meat and around 50kg, Had around half what they were worth compared to lambs which hadn’t lambed, they didn’t come to much more than £1/kg, probably 3-4 years ago, the first year that lambs hit £6/kg DW.
 

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
Another nail in your idea, I have to sign declarations that the lambs I send off have not given birth, a few years ago I had some ewe lambs give birth to decent twins but they were poor mothers so adopted them onto ewes that needed them, left the ewe lambs 2 weeks for udders to rise and then sent them to mart and declared they had lambed. They were all good meat and around 50kg, Had around half what they were worth compared to lambs which hadn’t lambed, they didn’t come to much more than £1/kg, probably 3-4 years ago, the first year that lambs hit £6/kg DW.
What a joke.
 

Mc115reed

Member
Another nail in your idea, I have to sign declarations that the lambs I send off have not given birth, a few years ago I had some ewe lambs give birth to decent twins but they were poor mothers so adopted them onto ewes that needed them, left the ewe lambs 2 weeks for udders to rise and then sent them to mart and declared they had lambed. They were all good meat and around 50kg, Had around half what they were worth compared to lambs which hadn’t lambed, they didn’t come to much more than £1/kg, probably 3-4 years ago, the first year that lambs hit £6/kg DW.
Never heard of that before 😳
 

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