Meaning of lambing percentage in English:

lambing percentage

noun

New Zealand
  • The number of lambs produced per one hundred ewes mated in a flock.

    ‘we've seen improvements in lambing percentages in recent years’
    • ‘He is also focused on increasing the lambing percentage from 140% to 150%.’
    • ‘Each 1 percentage point change in lambing percentage equates to 200,000 lambs.’
    • ‘One South Island high country client is achieving a lambing percentage of 155 at 450 metres height.’
    • ‘The alternative is that you will have lower lambing percentages next year which means this year's problems simply compound next year.’
    • ‘This will affect fertility, so sheep farmers will likely be hit with lower lambing percentages next spring.’
    • ‘There is a smaller lamb crop, due to a decline of the ewe flock and a lower lambing percentage from the 2014-15 season's high.’
    • ‘Lambing percentages are 20 per cent higher than they were in 1995, and lamb carcase weights are up 28 per cent.’
    • ‘If the ewes aren't in good enough condition when the rams go out, lambing percentage start take a hit as well.’
    • ‘The export lamb slaughter for 2013-14 is tipped to fall by about 10 per cent to 18.6 million head - the lowest in 50 years - because fewer ewes mated and there were poorer lambing percentages as a result of drought.’
    • ‘In the North Island, there was a small increase (1.2 %) in the number of breeding ewes compared with last spring and good lambing weather, combined with stock in good condition, drove the lambing percentage up from 118% to 123%.’