The Cornell STAR© accelerated lambing system
was developed by Brian Magee and Doug Hogue. The benefits of
the system are easy management to provide lambs for year-round
marketing and to increase production per ewe.
Quicktime stream of STAR video
|An ALL-STAR ewe and her twins.
Lambing records of another excellent ewe.
on reducing annual lambing days:
in 1998, we shortened the fall breeding season to 20 days. This
allowed all ewes the chance to cycle at least once and, based
upon previous records, more than 90% of the open ewes should
breed during the first 20 days of breeding. We have since shortened all but the March-April and June breeding
seasons to 20 days. This
reduced the annual number of days lambing from 150 to 120 so
that our labor could be used for other activities and still
maintain high productivity.