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Feedlotting lambs

Summary

Feedlotting is a management practice which lamb producers frequently use in an effort to achieve a consistent supply of quality lamb that meets market specifications for weight and fat score.

It allows producers to maintain production when pasture availability is limited, to achieve rapid growth when feed prices are low, to generate cash flow and to value-add ration components (e.g. grain).

This Primefact contains information on the following:

  • economic considerations
  • setting up the feedlot
  • selecting lambs
  • preparing the lambs
  • designing the ration
  • health and disease
  • starting to feed.



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523 Second Edition

Published: Jul 2006