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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||28 Mar 2014|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|