Survival of lambs from maiden ewes may not be improved by pre-lambing exposure to mature lambing ewes

S. M. Robertson, M. B. Allworth and M. A. Friend - Animal Production Science 57(6)

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Intermediate

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This study examined whether pre-lambing exposure of maiden ewes to other ewes would improve the survival of maiden ewe lamb survival.

The results indicated:

The survival of lambs from maiden ewes was not improved by lambing in the same paddock with adults, even where the adults had largely completed lambing before the maidens commenced.

 

2016 - Australia - S. M. Robertson, M. B. Allworth and M. A. Friend - Animal Production Science 57(6)
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