Dairy or/and meat sheep: Dairy and meat
Source of information: Bibliography and technical Services
Level of solution: Practical
Aim: To achieve facilities in optimal conditions for lambings.
- What is implemented;
Regular cleaning and disinfection of the bedding and the barn.
- How and When is implemented;
Before lambings: The barn must be cleaned and disinfected with bleach, lime or any commercial disinfectant.
During lambings: keep the bedding as clean and dry as possible, usually with new straw or with any other drying material; Continuous removal of placentas.
After lambings: the bedding must be removed and the barn cleaned and disinfected.
Lower presence and spread of pathogenic agents, and therefore lower risk of health hazards and lamb mortality
Prerequisites and/or limits (knowledge, training, capabilities, cost, management, facilities, equipment, etc.)
- Economic cost.
Tips & Tricks
less stress for the farmer
|Is the solution suitable for various production systems||Y|
|If no – for which system||extensive system, lambing time outdoor|
|What are the asset costs||100-500|
|What are the maintenance costs||<50|
|Any limits to its applicability||depends on the specifications of the product applied|
|How much time is required to prepare and implement the solution||1 day – 1 week|
|How many people is needed to implement the solution?||1-2|
|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?||Cleaning and desinfection products|
|Does the solution need any specific skill/knowledge or training?||Yes|
|How much time will be required for training||1 day|
|Is there any particular regulation link to the solution?||No|
|Does the solution need any particular structure or organisation?||No|