Using Bioclip' to Manage the Impact of Grass Seed Contamination on Lamb Production

Jane Mason, Karl Behrendt, Edwina Toohey, Ashley White

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoping with a changing environment
Subtitle of host publicationenvironmental, technological, social and economic
EditorsS. Hatcher, J.S. Richards
Place of PublicationOrange
PublisherNSW Department of Primary Industries
Pages237-238
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780734719324
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventNSW DPI Sheep and Beef Conference - Orange, Australia
Duration: 02 Sep 200804 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceNSW DPI Sheep and Beef Conference
CountryAustralia
Period02/09/0804/09/08

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    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.