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Lowland sheep production in the UK

A summary of the main systems of lowland sheep production.

Year of Publication2010

There are three main systems of sheep production in the lowlands which relate to timing of lambing. These are spring, early and late lambing. Spring lambing is the most common system, making optimum use of grass for the growing lamb. Early lambing is a high input /high output system requiring housing. Late lambing outdoors aims to produce store lambs from grass.

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sheep managementewe management
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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