Sheep, Ewes, Lambing, Feeding, Body weight, Reproductive performance, Western Australia
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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.
"Maintaining ewe bodyweight for a late mating,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss10/4