- Mar 18, 2013
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- Southern Middle TN
I was reading that earlier and it impressed me greatly. How does the breeding go in the warmer months? Any problems associated with that? What lambing date do you shoot for to hit this increase in market prices?
We were shooting for a mid November lambing start but for who knows what reason there was a 5 week gap at the end for the last three ewes. We knew that starting breeding in July would have lower fertility for the ram (we only use one) and less egg drops for the ewes. That proved true as we had a whole lot more singles this time but for the prices that they sold at, it was all moot. We did a cost breakdown and we will never breed for spring lambs again until everybody else figures it out and by then I will be old enough to call it quits.