District Veterinarian Evie Duggan said understanding potential causes of mortality is beneficial for all sheep producers, particularly given the current lamb market.
“With estimations of 15 to 30 percent of lambs dying in their first week of life, it is a major point of inefficiency in our production systems and a significant cost to the producer”, Ms Duggan said.
“These workshops are designed to be really hands on – we want participants to walk away with the knowledge and skills they need so they can recognise what could be influencing lamb survival on their farms.”
“We’ll demonstrate a post mortem and farmers will then have a chance to do their own which we will supervise and give them feedback along the way.”
Participants will also be sent home with a pack including information on common causes of lamb mortality.
Workshops are limited to 10 people per session so registration is essential.
“We’ll continue to run these to meet demand so I welcome any calls,” Ms Duggan said.
The first workshop will be held near Young on Monday 27 May from 9am to 11am. Visit the events section on our website for full details.