Sheep Growth and Reproduction

By Harlie and Ori

Reproductive Cycles

Age at puberty- 7-10 months

Duration of estrus- 24-36 hours

Length of estrus- 15-18

Length of gestation- 152 days

Season to breed- middle of estrus

Signs of estrus- With the ram and stands when mounted

Pregnancy diagnosis

Methods of detection- Palpation and Growth in the gut

You can tell if they are pregnant- Producing milk

Care at parturition

If birthing is over 2 hours you need to assist in pulling the lamb.

Multiple births take longer.

Types of breeding

AI (artificial insemination)

Natural

Growth and Development

Shouldent be breed until 70 percent of weight is there. Grown Ewe 160.

feeding nutrition and protein will boast growth

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