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

Keywords

Lambs, Weaning, Western Australia

First Page Number

177

Last Page Number

178

Abstract

IN the summer rainfall region of the pastoral areas lambs are too often born too late to ensure their survival.

In good seasons with a fair measure of winter rain more late lambs will survive, but losses are still serious. The only solution to this problem is to make sure lambs drop in May-June.

But the presence of late and often unmarked lambs at mating time is a disturbing influence, which makes it hard to advance the established mating pattern.

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