Improved detection of multiple foetuses and optimising the use of electronic identification devices (EID) during sheep pregnancy scanning
Valuable information can be collected by pregnancy scanning ewes for multiples. This information can be used to help improve lamb survival and increase profitability.
Using electronic identification devices (EID) helps make the collection process faster and more accurate, creating individual fertility data for the ewes lifetime.
Understanding the benefits and potential issues will help you to 'scan for success' next season.
Read more about pregnancy scanning for multiples and EID.
Lambing time brings its share of difficult births. Correct technique in assisting a ewe in difficulty will enhance ewe and lamb survival.
Read Lambing difficulty.
Merinos to match
Merinos to match was a joint project between Agriculture Victoria and the Victorian Stud Merino Sheep Breeders Association designed to evaluate merino studs across a range of Victorian environments.
Twenty-nine Merino studs, from four states of Australia, were evaluated at Hamilton, Stawell, Elmore and Dookie over two years (2004-2005).
Read Merinos to match.
Buying merino rams – making the measurements useful
This information note aims to assist ram buyers interpret raw measurements on animals to better select rams for individual needs.
Read Buying merino rams.