Lamb survival in Australian flocks: a review

G. N. Hinch and F. Brien - Animal Production Science

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

Well worth persevering as it is a large paper, but contains a lot of information relevant to Australia and should provide information to either help you understand any lamb loss occurring, reduce lamb loss, or both.

What is this paper reviewing?

Lamb survival in Australia.

Why should you read it?

This is an excellent collation of different studies that examine causes of lamb losses in Australia, and how to reduce this, making it particularly relevant. Lamb loss is one of the industry’s most significant problems, and although there is high variability between farms, percentage loss remains consistent across the industry.

This review offers information on the patterns and causes of lamb losses, including subjects like exposure, predation, twins, birth weight and starvation. It then goes on to summarise research that relates to practical information to help you manage and reduce lamb loss.

2014 - Australia - G. N. Hinch and F. Brien - Animal Production Science
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