The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

Cathrine Erichsen

PhD research focusing on investigating management practices and survival of triplet lambs.

Increasing lambing percentages has the potential to increase profitability on sheep farms. It increases the efficiency of the ewe as she will produce more lambs and hence greater weight of lambs weaned per year. Also, increasing lambing percentages on farm has the potential to reduce the environmental footprint of sheep farming as fewer livestock are required to produce the same amount of lamb.

 

My PhD is investigating management practices and survival of triplet lambs. This survey is a collaboration between Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), AgResearch, the University of Edinburgh and Teagasc. The results of the survey will contribute to an ongoing program of research focused on improving lamb survival, ewe efficiency and eco-efficiency of sheep production.

 

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