Sheep Management

Last modified: 
2nd April 2020


Efficient sheep production through good management can have a big influence on farm profitability. In many sheep enterprises there are few fixed costs, but many variable costs associated. This opens an opportunity to sheep farmers to scrutinise their operational costs and improve efficiency.

Efficiency of production can be improved through a number of ways including genetics, health, infrastructure, feed quality etc. Each farm is different therefore different strategies will work for different systems.

Theme Reports

Borders - Dealing with Maedi Visna Theme Report

Lochaber Lamb Finishing Theme Report

Nithsdale Lamb Finishing Theme Report

Shetland Adding Value to Shetland Hill lambs Theme Report

Nithsdale : Lamb Finishing – SMARTShot B 12

Moray- Lamb Finishing Theme Report

Shetland Tup Selection Theme Report 

Sutherland- Improving Livestock Performance Theme Report 


Lamb Finishing Poppy Frater

Practical Methods of Feeding Hill Sheep Dr John E Vipond

Lambing Ewes in challenging conditions Robert Ramsay, SAC

Ram Preperation for Mating – session by Alistair Padkin, Nithsdale Vets

Preparing for lambing “Prevention is better than cure”

Maximising ewe performance Trevor Cook Totally Vets Ltd New Zealand

 QMS Using EBVs as a Tool to Breed Better Sheep