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Video - All you need to know about the new Lamb definition

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Jun 17, 2019

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The definition of lamb is changing in Australia – from 1 July 2019.

Watch the video here

The current definition of lamb is ‘A female, castrate or entire male that has 0 permanent incisor teeth’.

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The new definition is ‘an ovine animal that:
(a) is under 12 months of age; or
(b) does not have any permanent incisor teeth in wear.’

This means a lamb is able to cut one or both of its permanent central incisor teeth, as long as they are not in wear.

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Resources
The sheep industry has compiled a range of resources to inform producers and other industry stakeholders about the new definition: