Increased proportion of female lambs by feeding Border Leicester x Merino ewes a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids around mating

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The proportion of female lambs was previously higher when ewes were offered a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids (n-6) based on oats and cottonseed meal (oats/CSM) around joining. The effect of the length of time of feeding the high n-6 diet on the sex ratio of lambs has not previously been reported. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the proportion of female lambs was higher when Border Leicester x Merino ewes were fed a diet high in n-6 either pre-conception only or both pre- and post-conception.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-833
Number of pages10
JournalAnimal Production Science
Volume56
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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