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Sustainable Sheep Systems – When to Wean?

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Weaning date is a key management tool as it can be used to influence lamb growth rates, ewe body condition score (BCS) and allows more strategic grazing resource allocation. 12-13 weeks of age is found to be the optimal for grass based systems. This factsheet as part of the Sustainable Sheep Systems series and looks at the different factors to consider when selecting weaning date.

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