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Is it spring yet?

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Lambing is finally over and the early lambs are weaned and weighed. We lambed in two shortened contemporary periods this year with the mature ewe flock lambing in an 18 day window. Following a three week break we lambed ewe lambs and a few late lambing mature ewes all in 16 days. The point of these shortened lambing periods is to add more accuracy to our records by reducing the days between the oldest and youngest lambs in each contemporary group and we lessen the impact of weather and management differences. Higher accuracies equate to us be able to make better selection decisions and for our buyers added insurance that our sheep perform as advertised.

With weaning weights now taken we will submit preliminary data to NSIP and have EBVs back by the first week of May on the early set of lambs. If you are interested in any of these early results drop us an e-mail and we would be happy to share.
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