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

Keywords

Sheep, Reproductive performance, Lambing rate, Lambs, Mortality, Western Australia

First Page Number

383

Last Page Number

387

Abstract

WESTERN AUSTRALIA has an acute shortage of sheep.

It is estimated that about seven million extra sheep are needed to stock existing pastures fully; meanwhile the carrying capacity of the State's pastures is increasing at the rate of three million sheep a year.

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