Tips for preparing animals for tupping season

Rural Exchange 10/02/2018

Sheep farmers are gearing up for one of the most important times in the calendar for sheep performance - tupping. With so much at stake, it’s important to make the right decisions.

Consultant nutritionist Paul Sharp from Seales Winslow joined Rural Exchange to discuss the best ways to ensure success during this period.

Mr Sharp suggests that the physical condition of your flock that is the most important thing to focus on.

“Skinny animals don’t cycle, they don’t mate, they don’t get in lamb,” he told RadioLIVE.

Mr Sharp stressed the importance of getting light animals up to standard, and suggested keeping them in a separate mob and giving them preferential treatment or getting some extra feed into them.

Animal nutrition is a regular feature on REX, thanks to the experts at Seales Winslow. If you have any questions or want to find out more, visit their website.

Watch the full interview with Paul Sharp above. 

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