Lambs that that are preparing for breeding shows are generally “pushed” to be as growthy as possible. On the contrary, lambs that are destined for market shows may not require maximum growth. This decision depends upon the season of the year when the animal is shown. For example, February or March lambs that are intended to be shown in August need to grow as quickly as possible, while the same lambs shown in January – February do not require such explosive, early growth.