Small stock production: Disease control for lambs and kids

We continue our series about the nutritional and management aspects of raising lambs and goat kids successfully. Here we deal with disease control. Management and nutrition have to be correct to ensure that young kids or lambs are healthy. Also read: Nutrition for kids and lambs Managing lambs and kids…

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Small stock production: Managing lambs and kids

We continue our series about raising kids and lambs. Here, we deal with management. Ensure that ewes or does have been checked for udder health, that their vaccinations are up to date and that they are properly fed. Also read: Protect your assets and vaccinate sheep and goats by following this…

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Small stock production: Nutrition for kids and lambs

Question: What are the nutritional requirements for raising kids and lambs? Nutrition starts with the mother.  If ewes or does are poorly fed while pregnant, the offspring won’t grow well inside the mother.  They’ll be small, weak and thin at birth and liable to die from factors such as cold, wind,…

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Small stock production: Lambs thrive on creep feed

Question: Why is creep feed important for lambs? In any sheep production business, the farmer’s aim is to raise healthy lambs able to achieve their full genetic growth potential. Although newborn lambs receive nourishment from ewe’s milk and grazing, creep feeding supplies extra nutrition and contributes to sheep production profitability.…

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