Authors

H Lloyd Davies

Document Type

Technical Bulletin

Publication Date

3-1987

Series Number

72

Keywords

Stocking rate, Reproductive performance, Wool production, Pastures, Lambing rate, Western Australia, Sheep

Abstract

The investigation is reported in six parts: effect on ewe liveweight and fertility, lamb losses, effect on lamb growth and subsequent growth after weaning, wool production, pasture production and composition, and conclusions and practical implications. The results show that in the absence of supplementary feeding the physiological requirements of ewes in late pregnancy are better met by spring rather than autumn lambing.

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