Pregnant ewes© Tim Scrivener
Careful management of ewe nutrition, particularly during the last six to eight weeks of pregnancy, is vital to ensure successful foetal growth and development. “Ideally, a body condition score of 2.5-3.0 should have been achieved pre-tupping and farmers should be striving to maintain this throughout the majority of pregnancy,” says Michael Marsden, Trident Feeds technical manager. See also: Top five GB sheep breeds revealed in Eblex survey “During the early stages of pregnancy, the ewe’s additional requirements for energy and […]