Sheep Breeders Round Table 2013. Challenges and opportunities for Sheep farmers in Sweden By: Tomas Olsson, Norrby gård . Tomas Olsson. Who am I: Sheepfarmer , working with sheep for 20 year
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Challenges and opportunities for Sheep farmers in Sweden
By: Tomas Olsson, Norrby gård
Do you know anything about sheepfarming in Sweden?
200 ha land
80 ha cereals
120 ha grass
900 Ewes600 Finndorset
100 Finnsheep100 Dorset
50 Texel50 Suffolk
Straw: 100kg/ewe per year Area: Ewe 1,4 m2 Pregnant ewe 1,7 m2 Ewe, 2 lambs 2,4m2
Silage: 600 t DM per yearBarley: 70 t per yearSoya:30 t per year
-Indoor lambing in April out on grass around 1 may-Finndorsetewes, tupped with Suffolk-Pedigree flock, Dorset, Texel,Suffolk and the Finnsheep-Struggling with high grass grow rate in June.-no tailing or castration.
-weaning end of July-using FecPak for parasite control, prescriptionfrom Vet for worm drench, no resist problem
-slaughter from mid August to mid November-same buyer as spring lamb.
-cw 20 kg, lw 45-48 kg
U,R grade, 3l fatWe use the dry ewes from early lambing on land with environmental payment.