Tupping time marks the start of the farming year all over again, and provides the foundation for a potential profitable lamb crop five months down the line.

It is well known that ewe body condition score influences ovulation rate, which therefore has a significant impact on fertility and overall breeding success. The current recommended optimal condition score for hill and lowland ewes is 3.0 and 3.5 respectively, which should be maintained in the first 5 to 6 weeks after tupping.

Maintaining ewe condition after tupping will help them hold to service first time round, which will also help tighten the lambing period which can be music to many farmers’ ears. Not only can this result in a more uniform lamb crop, but it also helps lower disease risk and aids management actions.The poorer quality grazing typically available at tupping time, means offering an energy dense supplement such as Opti-Lix High Energy is particularly important to help support ewe condition and overall breeding success. The extra high 35% sugar content in Opti-Lix High Energy also provides the rumen bugs with a source of fermentable energy which helps support microbial growth for optimal forage utilisation and dry matter intakes. The hard and sweet nature of the low moisture lick, also gives excellent intake control.


  • 16 ME to help support ewe condition and fertility.
  • 35% sugar to help support better forage digestibility .
  • Low moisture lick for excellent intake control.
  • Complete range of minerals and vitamins, including selenium,
    cobalt, and iodine to help balance potential deficiencies in grazed grass.
  • Protected zinc to help support hoof health for optimal mating ability.
  • Selenised yeast to help support pregnancy rates.
  • Offer from 2 weeks pre-tupping for 8 weeks.
  • Available in 20kg buckets and 80kg tubs.

Downland Premium Stock Marker Spray

 The Downland Premium Stock Marker Spray is a high performance animal marker which has been specially formulated to give a non-smudging, dry mark instantly. It is suitable for all types of identification. Available in seven vibrant colours: red, blue, green, orange, yellow, purple and black.

• Weather resistant and fully scourable

• Rapid drying formulation

• Works on both wet and dry fleeces

• Suitable for making precise and accurate markings

• Ideal for pairing ewes and lambs at birth

• 450 ml can Downland Premium Stock Marker spray is also suitable for use on cattle when temporary identification may be required. The Downland premium stock Marker Spray is a tried and tested product and is an excellent choice for farmers who are looking for a spray that is long-lasting, vibrant and above all high in quality and cost effective.

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