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Progress towards improving neonatal lamb survival and reproductive efficiency in Australia

Brien, F., Hinch, G., Shands, C. and Thompson, A.N. (2012) Progress towards improving neonatal lamb survival and reproductive efficiency in Australia. In: Advances in Animal Biosciences – Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work. Volume 3, Part 1, 24 - 25 April, Nottingham, UK p. 185.

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Abstract

Poor lamb survival is a major cause of reproductive inefficiency in sheep flocks in many countries. Since 2007, the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (the Sheep CRC) has had a major project on reproduction efficiency to help industry wean an extra 1 million lambs per year by 2014 from the national flock, the key target being improved neonatal lamb survival. In addition, work is also directed at improving post-weaning survival. This paper provides an overview of the project, its key findings and achievements to date, focussing on neonatal lamb survival.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24836
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