Lambing workshops in NSW this month will help producers with management strategies to increase lamb survival.
The ‘Plan ahead and save lambs’ workshops will be held in Nyngan on March 23 and at Condobolin on March 24.
Central West Local Land Services is partnering with SheepConnect NSW to host the two workshops to provide local sheep producers with information on pre-lambing management and lamb survival.
The sessions will be presented by NSW DPI Sheep Research Officer Dr Gordon Refshauge to give information on pregnant ewe nutrition and the benefits of scanning, as well as lambing paddock preparation and fox control.
Producers encourage to bring lambs for autopsy
There will be a demonstration of a newborn lamb autopsy and producers are encouraged to bring along any dead newborn lambs for autopsy, including those killed by foxes.
“If producers bring along dead newborn lambs for autopsy they will see first-hand the common causes of death and hear about how to minimise them,” Dr Refshauge said.
“It is important that producers understand the reasons for lamb losses at lambing and have management strategies in place to minimise these losses.”
For the Nyngan workshop, March 23, 1:30-5pm, please RSVP to Kyra Roach on 0438 695755 or email: [email protected]
For the Condobolin workshop, March 24, 8:30am-noon, please RSVP to Kate Kirk on 0249 952 562 or email: [email protected]
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
Source: Central West Local Land Services