Optimise Tupping Performance

The main aim at tupping time is to maximise ovulation rates and conception, which impacts on the number of lambs sold per ewe which has a direct effect on profitability.


There are many options available when deciding on nutrition of the flock at tupping time. Depending on grass growth conditions, it can be relatively easy to provide them with plenty of fresh grass to produce a flushing effect to maximise ovulation rates and conception. In this case, a mineral and vitamin top up may be all that’s required to help optimise fertility at this critical time of the production cycle.

Typical UK pasture levels of cobalt are lacking in order to meet sheep requirements, which can result in lower ovulation rates and egg quality. In addition, cobalt deficiency in the first half of pregnancy can reduce lamb vigour at birth and increase its susceptibility to disease.
Embryo survival can also be affected by the supply of selenium and vitamin E, and zinc plays an important role in hoof condition and conception. Besides minerals and vitamins, the supply of omega-3 fatty acids has also been shown to support ovulation and potential pregnancy rates.

How can Downland Pre-Tupping help support performance at tupping?

  • Complete package of minerals and vitamins to support overall tupping performance.
  • Excellent cobalt levels to help support ewe fertility and lamb vitality.
  • Selenised yeast and ultra-high vitamin E to support pregnancy establishment.
  • Fish oil as a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Protected zinc to help support hoof health where there is a risk of lameness.
  • Extra vitamin B12 ideal for where cobalt may be deficient in grazing.
  • Feed from 4 weeks before and 6 weeks after the tups are introduced.
  • Pack sizes 25kg/100kg

 

7th August 2018