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.