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Annual Ewe Management Program(Winter Lambing)
I. Ewe Production Stages
Flushing:August1 to August 15Breeding:August15 to October 7EarlyGestation:September7 to December 26LateGestation:December26 to January 23AverageLambing Date: January 23Lactation:January23 to March 24AverageWeaning Date: March 24Post-Weaning:March24 to April 3Maintenance:April3 to August 1
II. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Minimally Intensive.Average grass pasture.No concentrate.
II. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Moderately Intensive.Turn teasers in.Replace with fertile rams.Supplement existing pasture.Move to new OG or BG pasture. No grain.
II. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Highly Intensive.Turn teasers in.Replace with fertile rams.Move ewes to new pasture with or without white clover.Supplement with shelled corn.In confinement – 3 to 5lbgrass/legume or alfalfa hay + 1.0lbshelled corn.
II. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Eachmgnt. level begins 2 weeksbefore and continues 3 weeks intobreeding.B. ADG = 0.2 to 0.25lb/hd/d.C. Leave in 2.0 to 2.5 BCS.D. Can’t flush if BCS > 3.0E. Mineral, water, shade.
III. Breeding(53 days)
Leave ewes in same area for 7 to 10 days after ram removal.Leave in 2.0 to 2.5 BCS.Ewe: ram.Mature = 35 to 50:1.Yrlg= 20 to 35:1.Lamb = 15 to 20:1.D. Mineral, water, shade.
IV. Early Gestation(110 days)
Enter in 2.0 to 2.5 BCS.ADG = 0.07lb/ewe/d.Leave in 3.0 or less BCS.Check pregnancy.Cull opens.Shear, FAMACHA, trim hooves.
IV. Early Gestation(110 days)
Nutrition options.Scavengers.Stockpiled grasses.Turnips.No pasture.3-5lblow-quality hay in barn.Big bales (low-quality) in pasture area.Mineral, water, shade.Quality of feed unimportant if quantity is adequate.
V. Late Gestation(28 days)
Enter in 3.0 BCS.Check FAMACHA and BCS.CDT vaccination.Begin to feed 1.0lbgrain/ewe/d.1. 1x/d on Dec. 1.2. Pasture, turnips, hay.
V. Late Gestation(28 days)
Move ewes to barn on Jan. 3.Ration 1.OG hay (EV) = 3.3lb/ewe/d.Shelled corn = 1.2lb/ewe/d.Ration 2.Alfalfa hay (MB) = 4.1lb/ewe/d.Shelled corn= 1.0/ewe/d.Mineral, water.ADG = 0.5lb/ewe/d.BCS at lambing = 3.5 to 4.0.
VI. Lambing
“Upclose”pens.Move to jugs.Process lambs.Weigh, record, iodine navel.Removemucalplug in teat.Water for ewes first 24 hours.
VI. Lambing
Check ewes/lambs every 2 hours.3.0 to 5.0lbgrass hay/ewe/d.Stay 24 hours up to 2 to 5 days.Move to nursery pen – process lambs.
VII. Lactation(60 days)
De-worm as ewes leave jugs.Leave in BCS of 1.5 to 2.0.Feed for milk, not BCS.Mineral, water.
VII. Lactation(60 days)
Ration 1 in confinement (150-lb ewes).OG hay, full bloom 5.3lb/ewe/d.Shelled corn 1.5lb/ewe/d.Soybean meal 0.5lb/ewe/d.Mineral, water.
VII. Lactation(60 days)
Ration 2 in confinement (150-lb ewes).OG hay, (EV) 5.3lb/ewe/d.Shelled corn 1.4lb/ewe/d.Mineral, water.
VII. Lactation(60 days)
Ration 3 in confinement (150-lb ewes).Alfalfa hay (MB) 5.5lb/ewe/d.Shelled corn 1.5lb/ewe/d.Mineral, water.
VII. Lactation(60 days)
Ewes/lambs on small grain pasture + 1.0lbOG hay + 1.0lbcorn.Ewes/lambs on stockpiled cool season grasspasture + 1.0lbalfalfa hay + 1.0 lb. corn.Mineral, water.
VIII. Post-weaning(10 days)
Remove grain.Reduce hay/pasture.No feed, mineral or water for 48 hours.After 48 hours, provide water and mineral.Graze 2 hours/day for 3 days.Gradually graze full-time.
IX. Maintenance(118 days)
Palpate udders, review records, cull after 1 month.Shear keepers.FAMACHA, BCS monthly.De-worm 4’s and 5’s.Trim feet, foot bath.Vaccinate for Vibrio and EAE.De-worm before flushing.Rotate pastures, mineral, water, shade.
Annual Ram Management Program(Winter Lambing)
I. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Minimally Intensive.Grass pasture.No supplement.De-worm fertile rams.
I. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Moderately Intensive.De-worm teasers/fertile ramsReplace teasers on August 15.Manage like ewes.
I. Nutritional Flushing(14 days)
Highly Intensive.De-worm teasers/fertile rams.Replace teasers on August 15.Manage like ewes.
II. Breeding(53 days)
August 15 to October 7.Marking harnesses/crayon changes.Manage like ewes.Enter and leave in 2.0 to 2.5 BCSMature ram = 35 to 50:1.Yearling ram = 20 to 35:1.Lamb ram = 15 to 20:1.
III. Maintenance(298 days)
Teasers check for open ewes.Re-acquaint all rams.De-worm, trim hooves.Winter pasture, grass hay.Shear in March/April, de-worm.In barn, May to August.
Annual Lamb Management Program(Winter Lambing)
I. Parturition
In “up close” pens.Move to jugs.
II. Lambs Not Early-Weaned
Creep by 7 days of age90% ground/cracked corn10% SBM1lbAureo-50/tonSelf-feed or hand-feedVaccinate forEnterotoxemiaMarket55-70lbin Mar/Apr70-90lbin Apr/May90-130lbin May/June
III. Lambs Early-Weaned
Creep by 7 days of ageSelf-feed or hand-feed to weaning
III. Lambs Early-Weaned
Creep Diet I90% ground/cracked corn10% SBM1lbAureo-50 crumbles/ton
III. Lambs Early-Weaned
Creep Diet II81% ground/cracked corn10% SBM5% DDGS2.5% complete minerals0.5% ammonium chloride0.12%Vit. E0.05%Vit. A, D, E1lbAureo-50 crumbles/ton of mix
III. Lambs Early-Weaned
At weaning, move ewes.Vaccinate forEnterotoxemia.Change from creep to post-weaning diet over 2 weeks.
III. Lambs Early-Weaned
Post-Weaning Diet10% CSH65% ground/cracked corn15% SBM5% DDGS1.5%grd. limestone0.25% complete mineral1.00% white salt0.50% ammonium chloride2.00% corn oil

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