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Big data delivers clearer growth picture for lambs

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

New research based on high-quality and large-scale data sets from the sheep industry’s Information Nucleus program will help breeders manage expectations about lamb growth rates, particularly for twins and triplets.

Lamb producers pursue high-growth rate lambs by selecting sires with high Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) for increased post weaning weight (PWWT).

However, data from the Sheep CRC’s research flocks has confirmed that lambs born and raised as multiples have a reduced response to increased sire PWWT.

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