February 2017 Update

Romney ewe hoggets in South Otago were mated to 7/8 Charollais lambs in 2016.

The median lambing date was 14th October and all lambs weaned 101 days later.

All lambs over 34 kgs live weight off pasture were drafted for slaughter as prime off their mothers.

The average live weight was 40.3 kgs representing 75% of all lambs weaned.

Average carcass weight was 19.23kgs.

Average mob Viascan meat yield was 57.39% qualifying for over $9.00 yield premium per lamb.

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