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Lamb Survival Research project

By Claudia Macleay posted 14-06-2024 15:46

  
🌾 Be Part of the Science! 🐑
Join an exciting new research project led by Dr. Gordon Refshauge from NSW DPI, Cowra. We're exploring how forage crops can be used for lambing paddocks and their impact on lamb survival rates.
Previous research shows that shelter can significantly improve twin lamb survival, but adoption of shelter belts is low. Our solution? Creating shelter using multispecies, dual-purpose, or forage crops that offer high-quality nutrition and reduce wind speed.
We need your help! To understand how lambing on forage crops can improve twin lamb survival, we need to compare results with the best lambing paddocks on your farm. Ideally, we seek sites that allow comparisons between pasture, shelter, and forage crops. Each participating paddock should have at least 50 twin-bearing ewes.
By participating, you'll play a crucial role in improving lamb survival rates and contributing to practical solutions for sheep producers in the Central Tablelands.
Interested? For more details, please reach out to Dr Gordon Refshauge on 0439 607 842 or email: gordon.refshauge@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Together, let's advance the science of lambing and make a difference in sheep farming! 🌱🐏
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