Pre and Post Lambing Nutrition

NADIS News Feed


Principles of feeding – late pregnancy and post lambing
• Assess body condition score
• Group accordingly
• Analyse forage
• Assess ewes – metabolic profiles
• Quality of supplement
• MAXIMISE dry matter intake
• Post lambing nutrition
• Grazing cover, forage, supplements

Assess body condition score
• Ewe nutrition – year round importance
• Aim – optimum body condition score at lambing
• Lambing ease
• Minimal risk of disease – metabolic, dystocia, prolapse
• Colostrum quality/quantity

Body condition score targets
• Targets at lambing
• Lowland Ewe – 3-3.5
• Hill ewe – 2.5
• Achieving the correct BCS provides adequate mobilisation body reserves
• Ewes can lose -75-200g/day contributing to energy/protein supply

Effective feeding during late pregnancy

Optimise feeding by grouping ewes according to:
• Raddle mark, number of lambs expected, BCS and age
• Energy and protein demand increase
• Promote optimum lamb birth weights and colostrum quality

Forum statistics

Latest member

Corteva Launches Corteva Talks - sign up and you could win a case of wine!

  • 65
  • 0
Corteva Talks is our new digital newsletter bringing you topical updates and information about our business and programmes in the UK, including sustainability, innovation, new products and much more. We'll send you insights from our Resilient and Ready partnership with LEAF, success stories from across our business and local agronomy updates from the team.

To celebrate the launch of Corteva Talks we're giving away three cases of wine, just in time for Christmas!
To be entered into the prize draw, sign up before the 15th December and check the box to receive Corteva Talks 👉 👈

25113  Corteva Talks competition 1024 x 576px.jpg