Grow your flock, increase your revenue.
- Increase your lamb weaning percentage.
- Lower your lambing mortality rates.
- Increase your mother-on success rate – especially with multiple lambs.
- Easier control of ewe genetics (for better mothering ability).
- Improve staff working conditions. Better staff productivity.
- Multi-purpose shed for out-of-season use:
- Storage of fertilizer, grain & produce.
- Undercover feeding facility.
- Equipment and implement storage.
Increase your lambing profits
When lambing, more multiples equals more money. A PSG injection at ovulation = more multiples.
As a farmer, you will know, that with lambing in the field. The mother looks for the lamb while the mother-to-lamb bond is being established. Often, the weaker of the lambs are left abandoned and your lambing mortality rate increases.
A sheep lambing house shed allows for vastly improved lamb and ewe management during the lambing season.
There are other immediate benefits, for example, in a lambing shed, the mother-on role is reversed – the twins are looking for the mother (normally the mother looks for the lamb), and because the ewe is there in the pen with the lambs, the lamb-on rate is much higher.
This means that your lambing mortality rate goes right down.
Typical weaning rates in the field are between 80-85%.
Farmers using lambing houses are regularily achieving a weaning rate of between 130-140%. That’s an average of 63% increase in sale-able lambs. A great return on investment in anyone’s book. Paying these returns into the cost of the lambing house will cover the structure cost, which becomes an asset, in a relatively short time-frame.
There are farmers who have been employing a dedicated worker in the lambing house that are achieving up to a 170% weaning rate. That is an increase in sale-able lambs of 112.5%.
Calculate you Lambing ROI
Use this handy calculator to estimate your lambing return on investment based on a number of factors.