Lamb Mortality

Sheep welfare problems begin at birth. Disturbing numbers of lambs die from cold and inadequate nutrition, during their first few days of life. Rough weather, lack of shelter, winter lambing, ewes with twins or triplets, and poor management, all contribute [1].


1. Stafford K. (2013). Chapter 5: Welfare of Sheep and Goats. In Animal Welfare in New Zealand. Cambridge, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 56 – 71.