A Producer's GuideEdited by:
Provides an understanding of the principles of nutrition, management issues and finishing lambs in order to meet market specifications.
Lambs need high energy and protein levels and optimum conditions in which to grow rapidly. Now, with the increasing need to supply lambs all year round to meet market expectations, producers are more often turning to feedlotting lambs. + Full description
This guide offers realistic advice for producers who are considering feedlotting lambs where all nutrients are supplied, movement is restricted, and shade and water are provided. It will also be useful where supplementary feeding of grain, hay or other nutrients is used to lift the available nutrition to a level sufficient for maintenance, growth or production of the animal.
Feedlotting Lambs provides an understanding of the principles of nutrition, management issues and finishing lambs in order to meet market specifications.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
"The advice offered in Feedlotting Lambs: A Producer's Guide, could make the difference between a financially successful operation and a failure."
ALFA Lotfeeding, May 2004
". . . offers realistic advice on this type of production. . . This book provides a guide to understanding the principles of nutrition, management issues and finishing lambs in order to meet market expectations."
The Land 18 March 2004
DetailsePDF | November 2003
Publisher: Landlinks Press
- Covers ration formulation
- Budgeting tables
- Information on meeting market specifications and LAMBPLAN
Chapter 1 Principles of nutrition
Chapter 2 Planning and budgeting
Chapter 3 Feedlot design
Chapter 4 Rations
Chapter 5 Selection and preparation of lambs
Chapter 6 Monitoring of lambs
Chapter 7 Case study
Appendix 1 What is LAMBPLAN?
Appendix 2 Dressing percentage
Appendix 3 Websites of interest