Design and Characteristics of Shelter Belts and Their Influence on Survival of New Born Lambs

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    Abstract

    New born lamb survival can be greatly reduced by cold, wet and windy conditions. Providing shelter from wind can increase survival levels. Experiments demonstrated the type and configuration of shelter influences contact time between ewes and their lambs, potentially impacting on survival. The probability of poor weather was shown to vary with location and lambing time, and providing shelter was demonstrated to be economically viable only at some locations for specific lambing times, unless the cost of shelter is low.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Friend, Michael, Co-Supervisor
    • King, Belinda, Co-Supervisor
    • Robertson, Susan, Co-Supervisor
    • Dehaan, Remy, Co-Supervisor
    • Swain, David, Co-Supervisor, External person
    Award date28 Mar 2014
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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