Considerations for meal feeding Hill Lambs

When to introduce?

The key issue here is transitioning the lamb’s reliance on milk to being capable of digesting meal and forage maintaining weight gain from a young age. The single best thing to kickstart this process is meal feeding. Introduction of meal to lambs as early as possible ensures thrive is maximised at the most efficient stage, slaughter weights are reached sooner, and fat covers will be better if a lamb is thriving faster. Lambs like cattle move through fat classes quicker with higher DLWG’s.

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