Replacement Ewe Considerations
Post weaning nutrition depends on when you plan on breeding the ewe. There are two periods that you can chose from to breed, either twevle to fourteen years of age or eighteen to nineteen years of age. It has been proven that breeding ewe's at twevle to fourteen years of age increases their lifetime productivity by fifteen to twenty percent. But to get this increase you need to have a very good nutritional program in place starting from weaning up to two to three years of age. A ewe lamb should weigh anywhere between sixty-five to seventy percent of their mature body weight depending on the breed.