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Practical Wisdom Notes / Fact Sheets

Lambing at the right time in southern Australia

Timing of lambing is critical to optimise stocking rates and lift productivity. The best lambing time balances your pasture growth pattern, supplementation needs, and growth
requirements of lambs. Read more below.


Optimising stocking rate

Increasing pasture utilization will increase productivity and profitability. It is critical to match pasture demand of your enterprise to pasture growth. Risk management planning and pasture assessment skills are also required. Read more below.


Practical Wisdom Note - Using ASBVs

ASBVs stand for Australian Sheep Breeding Values. They are the national language for benchmarking sheep based on their genetic merit and are produced by Sheep Genetics. ASBVs describe a sheep’s breeding value for a trait, e.g. fleece weight or body weight, and express the relative breeding value of sheep across different breeding flocks of that breed (or across breeds in the case of Terminal breeds). They are equivalent to estimated breeding values (EBVs) used in other livestock industries e.g. BREEDPLAN in the beef cattle industry.


Practical Wisdom Notes - Enterprise Management Series

Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.


Practical Wisdom Notes - Nutrition Series

Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.


Practical Wisdom Notes - Quality Sheepmeat Series

Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.


Practical Wisdom Notes - Reproduction Series

Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.


Profitability of sheep enterprises in Southern Australia

Fine wool ewes producing first cross lambs have recently been the most profitable enterprise, if run well. Changing enterprises has costs and risks. Most current enterprises should try to increase profit by optimising stocking rate. Read more below.



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