Flushing involves increasing the level and quality of fed offered to breeding ewes prior to the introduction of the ram.
This increased feed triggers the ewe to put on weight which signals the ewe’s body that she will be capable of raising more than one lamb.
This increases her ovulation rate, which results in a higher lambing percentage (more lambs born per ewe). It is important that the ewe is at 3.5 BCS at the point of going to the ram.
- Dose ewes for fluke and worms 2-3 weeks before going to the ram.
- Ewes should be on a rising plane of nutrition for the last two weeks pre-flushing (ie on a field of aftergrass).
- Administer 20ml Flockblaster 4-6 weeks pre-tupping; 20 ml at tupping and 20ml when the ram comes back from the ewes.
- The Rams diet is equally important to get them fit and ready for the challenges of the breeding season. 20ml Flockblaster 4-6 weeks pre-tupping; 20 ml at tupping and 20ml when the ram comes back from the ewes.
Trace elements and vitamins help the ewe to produce a greater number of healthy eggs when going to the ram. Deficiencies of copper, selenium and iodine may lead to reduced egg numbers being produced, reduced lamb birth weights and subsequently reduced lamb growth rates and vigour.
Unique oral nutrition formula to boost ovulation rates and birth weights. It contains Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Cobalt, Iodine, Selenium, Vit A, Vit D3, Vit E, Vit B1, Vit B2, Vit B6, Folic Acid, Vit K, Vit b12, Biotin.