ASSESSING LAMB MORTALITY PATTERNS IS THE FIRST STEP TO REDUCING LOSS

RICHARD EHRHARDT

  A key part of reducing lamb mortality is to document loss patterns on an individual farm basis. These patterns may show some variation from year to year, but it is common that farm-specific patterns emerge. Once these patterns are identified, a producer can work with special­ists (health, management, nutrition) to develop a prevention plan tar­geted at those categories of loss that have the greatest potential for impact. With this overall goal in mind, let us examine lamb mortality ac­cording to both time and category.

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