Feedlotting Lambs

eBook - November 2003 - eRetailers

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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.

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Reviews

"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

Details

ePDF | November 2003
ISBN: 9780643098435
Publisher: Landlinks Press
Available from eRetailers

Features

  • Covers ration formulation
  • Budgeting tables
  • Information on meeting market specifications and LAMBPLAN

Contents


Introduction

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

Index