Predicting milk yield in sheep used for dairying in Australia

Adam Daniel Morrissey, Alexander William Neil Cameron, David J Caddy, Alan John Tilbrook

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Abstract

It is necessary to identify traits that are simple to measure and correlated with milk yield to select ewes for dairying from existing populations of sheep in Australia. We studied 217 primiparous and 113 multiparous (second parity, n = 51; third parity, n = 40; and fourth parity, n = 22) East Friesian crossbred ewes, for 2 consecutive lactations, that were milked by machine following a period of suckling (24 to 28 d). We measured lamb growth, milk production, milk yield, and residual milk during early lactation (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5056 - 5061
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume90
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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