The milk production of merino ewes at pasture
Davies H Lloyd
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
14(6) 824 - 838
Milk production for the first 10 weeks was measured in Merino ewes grazed over a 3-year period on native and sown pastures at different stocking rates and under two systems of management; the growth of their lambs was also measured.
It did not appear that milk production by the Merino ewe was a limiting factor In growth of single lambs.
Lactation curves for the Australian Merino are different from those published for British breeds of sheep.
Higher milk production was recorded in ewes: (a) rearing twin lambs as compared with single lambs; (b) rearing single crossbred lambs as compared with single Merino lambs.
Full text doi:10.1071/AR9630824
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