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
https://www.publish.csiro.au/an/content/ResearchFronts?id=2882 (Invited published papers in Animal Production Science)
|Conference||31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production|
|Period||04/07/16 → 07/07/16|