Kenyon et al. (2004) revealed via a survey, that a major reason why New Zealand farmers do not breed ewe hoggets (7-9 months old) is perceived detrimental effects on two-tooth breeding live weight, resulting in reduced two-tooth reproductive performance. Kenyon et al. (2008) confirmed this by showing hoggets that lambed had reduced two-tooth live weight and condition score at breeding. A potential means of minimising any potential negative effects on... Continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 69, Christchurch, 68-70, 2009
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