How does nutrition affect lamb growth?
Lambs on a diet that is not limited or varied within reason for protein and energy over the growing period tend to have less connective tissue toughness and have improved eating quality, and will score better under MSA grading system
Pastures provide the most cost-effective way of supplying nutrients to sheep. The nutritional requirements of individual mobs on a farm will vary through the year, as will the capacity of its pastures to supply those needs.
For more information on nutrition and lamb growth follow the links for a producers guide to Intensive sheep and lamb finishing systems and A producers’ guide to production feeding for lamb growth