Three points for successful sheep breeding
Selected breeds are kept in captivity. Due to the increase in breeding costs, it is difficult to obtain benefits under the condition of low reproduction rate and slow growth of sheep. It is necessary to select breeds with high fecundity, fast growth and suitable for captivity. Sheep can choose Dorper sheep, Suffolk sheep, Charolais sheep or Australian white sheep with high meat yield and strong adaptability as the male parent, and small tail Han sheep or Hu sheep with high reproductive rate as the female parent , The hybrid offspring is fattened. Goats can choose Boer goats or Nubian goats with high meat yield and fast growth rates as male parents, and excellent local goats such as horse head goats, green goats, Huai goats or black goats as female parents. The hybrid offspring will be fattened. .
Mixed breeding of mutton sheep in separate pens has many disadvantages. Mixed breeding of males and females is not conducive to the full use of excellent breeding rams, cannot accurately record breeding information and estimate the expected date of delivery, and ewes are susceptible to miscarriage due to harassment by rams. Big sheep bully the lambs, and the lambs are unable to eat and hug, resulting in overnutrition and malnutrition of the lambs. Therefore, the flock should be reasonably divided according to male and female, size, etc.
Rams and ewes are reared in separate pens, and the pens are separated by more than 50 meters. The ewes are divided into pens according to the mating time, and sheep with similar mating time are allocated to the same pen. The density of the pen should not be too large, 5-10 ewes are appropriate, and the area of each ewe should not be less than 2 square meters, and the area of the sports field should not be less than 5 square meters.
Epidemic prevention and disease elimination Strengthen breeding management, do a good job in environmental sanitation and disinfection, and do a good job in epidemic prevention and regular deworming to reduce the incidence of captive mutton sheep as much as possible. When a sick sheep is found, it should be isolated in time, and symptomatic treatment should be actively carried out.
Captive mutton sheep must do a good job of epidemic prevention. If there are three combinations and four preventions (rapid sheep disease, sheep suddenness, sheep intestinal toxemia, and lamb dysentery), sheep infectious pleuropneumonia, sheep pox, sheep mouth sores and foot-and-mouth disease, specific epidemic prevention procedures It should be formulated according to the local epidemic situation.
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