Improving the nutrition of Merino ewes during pregnancy and lactation increases weaning weight and survival of progeny but does not affect their mature size
AN Thompson, MB Ferguson, AJD Campbell, DJ Gordon, GA Kearney, CM Oldham, BL Paganoni
Animal Production Science | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2011
This work was funded by Australian Wool Innovation Limited, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria and Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. The authors thank David and Fiona Robertson and Bill, Kay and Geoff Sandilands for providing the research sites, experimental sheep and ongoing support for the `Lifetimewool' project. Mr Brian Hurley, Mr Tom Plaisted, Ms Kazue Tanaka and Ms Amber Walker are thanked for their invaluable technical assistance.