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

Keywords

Sheep, Trifolium subterraneum, Reproductive performance, Lambing rate

First Page Number

57

Last Page Number

58

Abstract

Western Australia's 67 per cent lambing for 1970 compares poorly with that of other Australian States, and other countries. From the 12.3 million ewes mated in this State's agricultural areas in 1970, only 8.2 million lambs were marked.

This low 77.7 per cent conception rate sparked the present series of reproductive wastage investigations by the Department's Sheep and Wool Branch.

This report describes the first year's results of the project in W.A.'s "clover disease" areas.

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