Producing lambs to market specifications

Having a good relationship with your customer and understanding the Market Specifications will allow you to capitalise on bonuses paid on your lamb product.

If your processor buys lambs over the hook talk to them about specifications and prices. Also ask if you will be paid on a hot or cold weight basis. This is important because a cold weight is lighter due to a deduction for moisture loss. Discuss contract arrangements and if there are any discounts or bonuses paid. Follow this link for more information on comparing marketing methods.


Level Cost of missing the target:

Use Livestock Data Link's reporting tools to help you understand the cost of missing the target market specification.  Click here to view the cost of non-compliance for your selected group of animals.


Training and Education: