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

Authors

R J. Lightfoot

Keywords

Sheep, Wool production, Shearing, Stocking rate, Western Australia. --Dept. of Agriculture. --Wongan Hills Research Station

First Page Number

90

Last Page Number

98

Abstract

THE results of the first experiment comparing "autumn" versus "spring" shearing over a two-year period were published in 1960.

In this experiment the autumn-shorn ewes cut heavier greasy fleeces (even though they also reared considerably more lambs) with less tender wool, resulting in a higher average return per head from this group.

The autumn-shorn wool carried more seed, was less attractive and contained relatively more pieces than did the spring-shorn wool.

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