Improving lambs that are too light for the target market
- Lambs may have suited a lighter weight market you may need to gain skills in live animal assessment to enable you to meet specifications.
- The lambs may have met the specifications if they had been fed good quality nutrition for longer, provided they did not get too fat.
- Address genetics by breeding for growth and muscling using lambplan ASBV’s to add weight without adding fatness
- Investing in a set of scales and gaining skills in live animal assessment will help you to accurately assess which animals are suited to the target market.