SHEEP

Short flush can lift fertility

VICTORIAN lamb producer Andrew Hunter has found that a short flush on green feed was enough to increase reproductive rates in his maternal composite ewes.

Staff writer
 Andrew Hunter on his property in the south east Riverina.

Andrew Hunter on his property in the south east Riverina.

Flushing is a process where the nutrient intake and body condition of stock prior to and during breeding is increased. Flushing can increase the rate of ovulation and, hence, lambing rate in sheep. ...

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