Early Lambing, Sell at Weaning Planning Budget

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See the Ewe Early Lambing Budget (downloadable Excel spreadsheet) for related information.

Brent Carpenter
Agricultural Business Field Specialist


This ewe flock budget shows economic cost and return estimates for a production system birthing lambs in the winter. Lambs are sold at weaning for the early spring holiday market. This common management system takes advantage of expected seasonally high prices for lightweight lambs and has a low land requirement. However, it also has relatively high production risk due to breeding challenges and winter lambing, in addition to higher winter feeding costs.


  • Farm budget
  • Lambing budget
  • Sheep budget


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