Producers who wish to join ewe lambs must consider a number of factors in order to maximise joining success.

These include:

  • expected lambing percentage
  • selection of rams with the most appropriate LAMBPLAN ASBVs
  • joining management
  • the necessary growth rate targets for ewe weaners
  • nutritional requirements to meet ewe lamb growth rate targets
  • management of young pregnant and lactating ewes
  • financial implications of targeting 45 x 7.