The objective of pre-lambing nutrition is to maintain optimum body condition so that ewes have strong, even-sized lambs and adequate colostrum at lambing, CAFRE beef and sheep technologist Eileen McCloskey said last week.

Speaking at a knowledge transfer event in Ballymena, McCloskey maintained that correct pre-lambing nutrition also prevents metabolic disorders, such as twin lamb disease, and minimises unnecessary costs through overfeeding.