Dairy or/and meat sheep: Meat
Source of information: Togen, Ministry of Agr.,
Level of solution:
Just Being Tested
Aim: To provide useful and simple health practices in the flock and recommendations for hygiene in the environment for an improved productivity
–A PDF document with basic health keys (protective treatment-with a chronology) will be provided to breeder’s association and some NGO’s in order to minimize the health risks in the barn and outdoor for a whole year time.
–Some useful videos and demonstrative papers will be provided for barn hygiene and paddocks for a whole production period.
Expected benefits: Better health- productive farms-happy farmersJ
Prerequisites and/or limits:
- PDF is a document needs to be practiced always
- A healthy flock needs continuously observing and a good knowledge of the shepherd.
Dwyer, C. M. (2009). Welfare of sheep: Providing for welfare in an extensive environment. Small Ruminant Research, 86(1–3), 14–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2009.09.010
Gavojdian, D., Budai, C., Cziszter, L. T., Csizmar, N., Javor, A., & Kusza, S. (2015). Reproduction Efficiency and Health Traits in Dorper, White Dorper, and Tsigai Sheep Breeds under Temperate European Conditions. Asian-Australas J Anim Sci, 28(4), 599–603. https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.14.0659
Richards, J. S., Sladek, M. A., & Lee, G. J. (2018). Cumulative reproductive performance effect on overall lifetime productivity in Merino sheep. Animal Production Science, 58(8), 1470. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN17794
Conington, J., Collins, J., & Dwyer, C. (2010). Selection for easier managed sheep. Animal Welfare, 19(SUPPL. 1), 83–92.
Dwyer, C., & Bornett, H. (2004). Chronic stress in sheep: assessment tools and their use in different management conditions. Animal Welfare, 13, 293–304.
Tips & Tricks
|Benefit expected||Increase productivity
|Is the solution suitable for various production systems||Y – dairy &meat|
|If no – for which system|
|What are the asset costs||<100|
|What are the maintenance costs|
|Any limits to its applicability|
|How much time is required to prepare and implement the solution||1 day – 1 week|
|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|
|What kind of equipment/tool are necessary?|
|Does the solution need any specific skill/knowledge or training?||No|
|How much time will be required for training||N/A|
|Is there any particular regulation link to the solution?||no|
|Does the solution need any particular structure or organisation?||no|