Sheep Management & Record Keeping Tools – 2

Sheep Management & Record Keeping Tools – 2

with Andrew Keller

This presentation will discuss a SARE farmer grant study using rate of gain to determine if lambs needed to be drenched with anthelmintics (for parasites). Electronic identification (EID) tags, a digital scale head with Bluetooth capabilities, stock recorder (Shearwell data) and FarmWorks software were used to calculate the rate of gain (ROG) in real-time. We will discuss the time-savings for producers and comparison of rate of gain to lamb FAMACHA scores. In addition, we will discuss the benefits and other matters lamb producers will want to consider if they are interested in using this method for their flock.