Weaning Lambs

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dry conditions continue in some areas, with supplementary feeding still ongoing. Despite supplementary feeding, ewes are in lower fat score condition than other years, and so may not be producing sufficient milk to achieve good lamb growth. Early weaning may be an option.

Good management is critical though for this to be successful. Successful early weaning depends upon five critical points:

For more detailed information on weaner management watch out for ‘Winning with Weaners’ workshops on the SheepConnect SA website Events page (

Source: Central West Local Land Services, NSW