Lamb scan results mean good ewe care is crucial

Long, Jonathan; Buss, Jessica
January 2003
Farmers Weekly;1/17/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p34
Trade Publication
Discusses the importance of lamb scan results on ensuring the health condition of ewes. Information on scanning results for lambing flocks; Environmental aspects that affect lambing care; Discussion on pre-lambing feeding regimes.


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