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From the Field
Lambing & Calving
Preparing your stock for spring
Spring is a wonderful time on the farm, with a new crop of
youngsters - lambs and kids, calves and foals -- all
representative of a farm's future.
However there are some occurrences that
influence these animal's survival, such as
weather patterns and feed quantity and
Excellent climates promote very good lamb survival
and higher pasture cover which in turn influences
markets and impacts on farm performance with good
lamb survival adding to stock numbers on the farm.
On the other hand cold weather results in poorer
growth rates and a rise in lamb mortality.
Some farmers find that by delaying tupping slightly,
lambing and calving can be timed to coincide with
the more reliable grass growth that occurs in the
spring, alleviating the problem of feed shortages.
Lamb mortality is an issue as under natural
conditions with no human involvement, neonatal
lamb mortality rates normally run at over 50 percent
- sometimes much higher.
The national lambing mortality rates in New Zealand
range between 15 to 20 percent and are therefore a
testament to the good farming practices for which
New Zealand farmers are renowned the world over.
Other management techniques popular within the
New Zealand farming fraternity to help improve
stock losses and production include, scanning,
specific management of twinning and tripleting,
nutrition of pregnant animals, vaccination program-
mes, selection of birthing paddocks, management of
newborn diseases and the timing of births.
With New Zealand's pastorally-based farming
systems there needs to be a balance struck between
feed supply, demand and productivity and this is
best met by spring lambing and calving.
Prior to and during lambing and calving time animals
need to be checked on a regular basis. Cows will
require sufficient feed throughout the winter to
maintain their own and their calves' body weights in
preparation for the coming spring.
Cows that are dried off too late in the season in poor
condition will need significant levels of feeding to
improve body condition prior to calving. The
demands of the developing calf in the last month
prior to calving means that it is extremely difficult to
improve cow body condition over this period. Poor
body condition at calving also has a significant
negative impact on milk production.
Calving mainly takes place between July and
September, with supplementary feed utilised until
pasture rates exceed feed demand. Following Spring
any surplus pasture is harvested as hay and/or silage
for later use.
Lambing takes place from July through to October,
depending on the region and just like cows and their
calves, so too do ewes and lambs require quality feed
for maximum milk production and growth. This high
feed demand continues until lambs are weaned a full
three months later.
Cows should be treated for lice prior to calving and
ewes should be drenched. Weaned calves require
drenching and lambs docking later in the Spring.
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