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Efficiency of wool production of grazing sheep. 1. Differences between Merino sheep selected for high and low fleece weight



Efficiency of wool production of grazing sheep. 1. Differences between Merino sheep selected for high and low fleece weight



Austral. J. Exp. Agric. Animal Husb 9: 249-253



Wool production efficiency of rams from flocks selected for high or low fleece weight was estimated on 3 Phalaris tuberosa pastures differing in herbage availability. The 4 rams selected for high fleece weights produced 4% more clean wool and the 7 selected for low weight produced 6% less than the respective averages for each flock, which were 9.2 and 5.1 lb. All rams and a wether with oesophageal fistula grazed each of the pastures in turn for periods of 21 to 28 days.

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