Like most agricultural sectors, the sheep industry is under sustained financial pressure to develop and reduce costs associated with sheep production. This year looms close on experiences with fodder shortage in years gone past, which will have every farming enterprise exploring practices to extend fodder while reducing the impact both financially and nutritionally. While focus in recent months have homed in on Fodder shortages, underling areas such as labour and grass utilisation represent major costs to sheep production. DANI, 1997 estimated that 6.6 hrs per ewe per year were contributed to management and husbandry activities surrounding sheep production.
Corby Rock 18% Ewe Cobs are specifically designed to be an effective alternative in presentation of concentrates allowing alternative feeding strategies to be deployed to aid labour efficiencies and harness fodder utilisation in sheep production either lowland or high. The 12mm Pellet called the COB has all the accustomed qualities you would expect from a standard 5mm Corby pellet only presented differently. The presentation of this large pellet means it can be fed on top of grass, silage or in on bedded sheep with minimal loss.