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Maximising Lambs Weaned

Project start date: 19 December 2005
Project end date: 31 December 2007
Publication date: 01 December 2007
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Lamb
Relevant regions: Western Australia
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Group members found that the project enabled them to evaluate their current management practices and trial changes to increase productivity. Members believe that with greater knowledge and understanding, the achievement of 150% lambs weaned from commercial AMS flocks is economically and technically feasible. It will be several years before members ewe numbers return to pre 2006 levels. Some members may not return to merino sheep production due to implications of the drought and the changing profitability of livestock production compared to grain production.

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Project manager: Michael Goldberg
Primary researcher: NAN Group