Stocking rate, Reproductive performance, Wool production, Pastures, Lambing rate, Western Australia, Sheep
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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Lloyd Davies, H. (1987), Studies on times of lambing in ewes grazing subterranean clover based pastures in relation to stocking rates in south-western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Technical Bulletin 72, 71p.
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