Previous research has shown that the seed shed by many common grasses in the Central West, have a substantial negative effect on lamb health and production (Campbell et al. 1972). Previous work has displayed the benefits of shearing to reduce wool length prior to the main period of grass seed pickup (Campbell et al. 1972, Warr & Thompson, 1976). To date no research has examined the effect of using the Bioclip' method of wool harvesting to reduce grass seed contamination in weaner sheep. This paper reports on a trial which compared the biological effectiveness of the Bioclip' method to conventional shearing and not shearing in reducing the impact of grass seed contamination on wool and meat production in weaners.
|Title of host publication||Coping with a changing environment|
|Subtitle of host publication||environmental, technological, social and economic|
|Editors||S. Hatcher, J.S. Richards|
|Place of Publication||Orange|
|Publisher||NSW Department of Primary Industries|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||NSW DPI Sheep and Beef Conference - Orange, Australia|
Duration: 02 Sep 2008 → 04 Sep 2008
|Conference||NSW DPI Sheep and Beef Conference|
|Period||02/09/08 → 04/09/08|
Mason, J., Behrendt, K., Toohey, E., & White, A. (2008). Using Bioclip' to Manage the Impact of Grass Seed Contamination on Lamb Production. In S. Hatcher, & J. S. Richards (Eds.), Coping with a changing environment: environmental, technological, social and economic (pp. 237-238). NSW Department of Primary Industries.