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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

T Marshall

Keywords

Sheep, Ewes, Lambing, Feeding, Body weight, Reproductive performance, Western Australia

First Page Number

221

Last Page Number

222

Abstract

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE experiments have indicated that the bodyweight of ewes at mating can have a large bearing on lambing performance.

It appears that for every 10 lb. increase in pre-mating bodyweight, an increase of some 3 to 6 per cent, lambs born could be expected, depending on the lambing time.

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