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

Keywords

Sheep, Twinning, Reproductive performance

First Page Number

17

Last Page Number

21

ISSN

0021-8618

Abstract

Many breeders claim that twinning causes too many losses among Merino lambs and does not favour breeding for twin lamb production.

But recent experiments have proved otherwise and agricultural scientists now agree that . . .

TWINNING INCREASES PRODUCTION

THE low marking percentages regularly recorded for Merino flocks suggest that the Merino is a relatively infertile breed.

Certainly, lambing percentages are low when compared with those of most British breeds of sheep.

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