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

Authors

R J. Suiter

Keywords

Sheep, Lambing rate, time of mating

First Page Number

224

Abstract

Ovulation studies in Western Australia have indicated that increased lambing percentages in crossbred and Merino ewes could be expected from mating in February-April rather than December- January.

Such increases have been demonstrated in time of lambing trials with crossbred ewes, but had not been seen in Merino flocks until recently.

This report summarises the results of time of lambing trials with Merinos carried out at the Merredin and Wongan Hills Research Stations between 1963 and 1969.

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