Last week’s article discussing breeding dates and anticipated market performance in 2020 has generated some follow-on queries. A number of farmers exploring an earlier lambing date are investigating ways to pull the lambing date forward without adding excessive labour to the system. Some are looking at split lambing dates and, as such, there is a strong desire to keep the lambing spread of ewes lambing earlier as compact as possible.

Last week’s discussions also touched on reports of variable performance reported with synchronising ewes.