White Dorper ewes joined to White Dorper rams, White Dorper ewes joined to White Suffolk rams and Merino ewes joined to White Suffolk rams grazed dual-purpose wheat during lambing from 27 June and a lucerne and clover pasture from 14 August to weaning on 2 October in a replicated experiment in 2013 at Wagga Wagga, NSW. The feed on offer at the commencement of grazing the wheat crop was low (mean 330 kg DM/ha) but increased during the experiment. Liveweight and body condition score of White Dorper ewes was significantly greater than Merino ewes throughout the experiment. Weaning weight of White Suffolk x Dorper lambs was significantly higher than other lamb genotypes in this study.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production: Animal Production 2016 - Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, Australia|
Duration: 04 Jul 2016 → 07 Jul 2016
http://www.asap.asn.au/2016-conference/ (Conference website)
http://www.asap.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/AP2016-Proceedings_Brief-Communications_LR.pdf (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production|
|Period||04/07/16 → 07/07/16|
McGrath, S., Street, S., Krebs, G., & Friend, M. (2016). Turning dual-purpose wheat into meat: comparison of Merino and White Dorper maternal systems on a mixed-farming feedbase. 1-2. Abstract from 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production, Glenelg, Australia.