Store lamb growth rate

Further a field

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Livestock Farmer
A new venture for me keeping store lambs .I ve got some charrolais/texels on some diary ground with an abundance of good grass in front of them.what sort of daily weight gain should I expect and would i need give them some corn to finish them?
 
A new venture for me keeping store lambs .I ve got some charrolais/texels on some diary ground with an abundance of good grass in front of them.what sort of daily weight gain should I expect and would i need give them some corn to finish them?

You need to tell us what weight they are to start with and what was their mother.
If they weigh around 35kg and out of decent sized ewes then you can expect over a kg per week.
If they are small Lleyn or Welsh then probably half that.
You shouldn't need any corn!!
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
how long you keeping them?

if you really want good gains i would use a injectable wormer (i use cydectin LA with my gimmers but long withdrawl) and give them multi vits, at least then you have ticked 2 reasons why the weight gains may not be as expected!

at this time of year or perhaps another month depending on ground conditions/location i would also consider fluking them.
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
The North
yes not really expensive and i think there well worth it just to top them up especially if you want them growing fast, i do my lambs at first worming in spring with them and am certain it has improved growth rates early on and you tend to get less later on failing to thrive if you give them every month or so.


i got mine most recently from here, there prices are unbeatable on most stuff.

 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
how long you keeping them?

if you really want good gains i would use a injectable wormer (i use cydectin LA with my gimmers but long withdrawl) and give them multi vits, at least then you have ticked 2 reasons why the weight gains may not be as expected!

at this time of year or perhaps another month depending on ground conditions/location i would also consider fluking them.

Why an injectable particularly? The ai in them is no different to that in a drench, but the long tail-off in the likes of Cydectin LA is fantastic for fast tracking worm resistance.

I don’t let any sheep onto the farm without a quarantine drench of Zolvix/Startect, and the same would especially apply if I was to buy in store lambs.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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