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Country: Turkey

Dairy or/and meat sheep: Meat

Source of information:  Industry, Association, Local Departments of Agr.

Level of solution: Knowledge

Aim: To benefit more efficient from communal rangelands and pastures for a better lamb production


  • A booklet explain results of overgrazing in communal rangelands and its effect to flock’s nutrition management for a whole year period.
  • Video for grazing rules and its effect for the holistic production will be distributed to Breeders Associations for them to show in their local events.
  • Key note how and when to start grazing for lambs for different regions, cope with weaning stress
  • A technical note on feed related diarrhea and how to switch feeding from indoor to outdoor, rotational grazing
  • Key practices focus on the grazing during pre-mating, gestation, lambing and post lambing

Expected benefits: Better grassland management will improve flock’s nutritive requirement and therefore reduce lamb loses.

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  • Moderate understanding of environment and weaning principles is essential
  • Farmers need to know overgrazing results and learn how to benefit from grasslands more efficiently with basic techniques
  • Requires frequent training and time spending with farmers for feed regime changes
  • They need to understand bad management of natural resource =no animal=no food

Scientific references:

Hinch et al 2013. Effects of three whole farmlet management systems on Merino fat scores and reproduction. Animal Production Science 53, 740-749; Keady et al., 2009. An evaluation of two grassland systems of mid-season lamb production using prolific ewes of two genotypes. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 48, 87-101;

Tips & Tricks:

Feed unit access for lambs

Expected impacts:

Benefit expected Increase productivity
better feed management
Is the solution suitable for various production systems Y Meat
If no – for which system  
What are the asset costs ?
What are the maintenance costs ?
Any limits to its applicability  
Work Load
  Farmers Service provider/tech.-vet-others
How much time is required to prepare and implement the solution >=1week  
How many people is needed to implement the solution? 1 person  
How long it takes to get results? >=1week
How long it takes to see  an effect on sheep productivity? current production period
  Farmers Service provider/technicians-vet-others
What kind of equipment/tool are necessary? ?  
Skill/Knowledge-Training (farmer)
Does the solution need any specific skill/knowledge or training? yes
How much time will be required for training 1 week
Wider Environment
Is there any particular regulation link to the solution? no
Does the solution need any particular structure or organisation? no



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