Sheep Fact Sheets

Flushing and Condition Scoring your Sheep Flock

 

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One of the early and important demonstrations in our sheep management video, The Basics of Good Sheep Management, is a demonstration on condition scoring individual sheep. Once you understand the scoring procedure, and the importance of using a grading system or condition scoring system in your daily management practice, then the greater the success you will have in every area of lamb production.

To enable you to have a maximum number of lambs from your ewes, having your ewes in the correct body condition at breeding time, is the first important step. The management tool of flushing, increasing the body condition of your ewes before breeding has been shown through many studies to be an important part of your years success. Condition scoring is also a vital tool as the gestation period moves ahead, making sure the ewes are in adequate condition at lambing time.

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