Animal breeding & growth

Here you’ll find research and resources on sheep and beef breeding, fertility, pregnancy and birth. You may also be interested in Genetics.

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400 plus - a guide to improved lamb growth

Date published 1 November, 2010

This book shows how to achieve lamb growth of more than 400g a day, with a broad recipe for better lamb growth, as well as the science behind the management.

ID number 0-908768-96-6

Abortion in ewes

Date published 1 February, 2007

This factsheet outlines the possible causes of abortion in your ewe flock and how to control/ prevent the problem.

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Arai Matawai - breeding for facial eczema tolerance

Date published 1 November, 2010

Arai Matawai is tackling the facial eczema challenge burdening its production levels by using breeding and genetics to introduce FE-tolerant Coopworth rams to its Romney ewes.

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ID number Adapting to a changing climate: case study 24

Artificial lamb rearing – managing abomasal bloat

Date published 1 June, 2006

Sheep Council factsheet on a novel Norwegian technique adapted by Waikato farmer Claire Bull to reduce the chance of bloat in artificially reared lambs.

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Beef breeds

Date published 25 October, 2011

Beef breed poster from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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