Tupping can be considered as one of the most critical times of the sheep production cycle, setting the standard for a healthy lamb crop five months down the line.

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

It is well known that ewe body condition score has a profound effect on breeding success, which ultimately relies on getting nutrition right not just before, but also after mating. The current recommended optimal condition score for hill and lowland ewes is is 3.0 and 3.5 respectively, which should be maintained in the first 5 to 6 weeks after tupping, and don’t forget the rams who should start the season with a BCS of 3.4 – 4.Providing a high energy lick such as Sheep Natural Energy, containing high quality natural protein, will help support ewe fertility and tupping success, which will influence overall lamb output further down the line.

The product also contains a range of essential minerals including; selenium to support fertility, iodine to support foetal development and cobalt to support fertility and lamb vigor plus vitamins required for good reproductive performance, in addition to fish oil which helps support ovulation and potential pregnancy rates.

Supporting tupping success with Sheep Natural Energy:

  • 13.5ME to support ewe condition
  • Fish oil as a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids to support ewe and tup fertility
  • Protected zinc to support healthy hooves
  • Selenised yeast and ultra-high vitamin E to support pregnancy rates
  • Offer from 2 weeks pre-tupping for a total of 8 weeks