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Lambs, Wool & Profit

Ewes for the Future - lambs, wool & profitDownload - Full Report - Ewes for Future Program Results - March 2015

Aim: To determine the merits of alternative sheep breeds for prime lamb production.

Trial Outline: In January 2009, the Elmore Field Days trial, Ewes for the Future - Lambs, Wool and Profit began.  The trial aims to compare the merits of five alternative sheep types.  The results will assist sheep producers to determine the merits of a number of ewe breed alternatives for prime lamb production.  The main characters of interest are lambing percentages, lamb growth rates and wool production.

At the start of the trial, a total of 210 ewe lambs were delivered to the site.  The five breed-types are each represented by 42 ewes. Each breed type group was randomly selected from three properties, with 14 ewe lambs per property after an allowance for culling.  The ewes are run together as one mob except at lambing.  It is planned to continue the trial for at least four lambings.

Download Summary (12 pages) - Ewes for Future Program Results - March 2015

for further information regarding the trial contact:
Ged McCormick
Chairman Sheep Committee
0418 505 345

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