Sheep, Wool production, Shearing, Stocking rate, Western Australia. --Dept. of Agriculture. --Wongan Hills Research Station
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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.
Lightfoot, R J.
"The effects of shearing time and stocking rate on wool production,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol8/iss3/3