Best Practices to Increase Your Lamb Crop
August 12, 2016

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Join Sheep and Goat Specialist Reid Redden, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, for a new webinar titled Best Practices to Increase Your Lamb Crop.

The American sheep industry produces about a 120 percent lamb crop annually. This level of production provides less than half of the American demand for lamb. Because the majority of revenue from sheep operations is based on the sale of lamb, an increase in the lamb crop should improve the profitability of individual sheep producers and the industry as a whole. However, improvements in a lamb crop is a challenging goal to accomplish and producers must implement numerous best management practices to attain higher lamb crops. To assist the industry I making improvements in the national lamb crop, a reproductive efficiency task force developed a factsheet that outlines 12 Best Management Practices to increase flock lamb crop. American sheep farmers and ranchers are all unique and require different types of management based on resources, environment, labor and other factors. However, most sheep operations in the United States should be able to implement at least a few of the 12 recommended best management practices and attain a higher lamb crop in the future.

This webinar is made possible with funding support from the Let's Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association.