NZ Romney sheepNew Zealand Romney sheep. © Alexandra Joseph
Most UK sheep producers hold ewe lambs for a year to breed as yearlings, but this means losing 12 months of income. Economics are now persuading some to rethink their breeding policy. With good management and nutrition, ewe lambs can successfully produce offspring at 12 months old, says independent sheep specialist Kate Phillips. See also: Pay attention to ewe lamb feeding to ensure results Mrs Phillips and Katie Brian, senior knowledge transfer manager at AHDB Beef and Sheep, outline 16 key […]