Document Type

Technical Bulletin

Publication Date

3-1992

Series Number

85

Keywords

Wool production, Growth effects, Testosterone, Australian merino, Sheep

Abstract

The results were variable with there being no response to the testosterone treatment of the weaners in year 2 which were weaned onto dry feed. In the other two years, the weaners grazed at the lower stocking rates were heavier and there appeared to be a general increase in the weight of those injected with testosterone. However, the level of response was not consistent and in year 3 there was no response while the sheep grazed green feed for four months or so following weaning.

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