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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In a survey conducted in 2011 of sheep producers in the mixed-farming zone of the Hume Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) in southern NSW, 42% of respondents identified that they had grazed late pregnant or lambing ewes on dual-purpose wheat during the period 2005-2010... Given the above statistics, there is both a perception and a reality of the potential for high losses in reproducing ewes grazing dual-purpose wheat... In a field trial in 2010 with lambing merino ewes on a wheat crop near Balldale in southern NSW we observed only a 1% mortality rate in ewes grazing dual-purpose wheat...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Sheep numbers can be reduced quickly in times of dry, but rapid increase of numbers still appears to elude us in 2010... Sheep fertility, fecundity, and lamb survival are very important traits to rebuild the industry and set it up for future production this should not be at the expense of finding better adapted and better performing animals within the current flock... Much of the growth of a ewe lamb at this point has been a function of maternal environment very likely that the adult ewe had longer seasonality and was able to join at the beginning of the joining period...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... While it is obvious that Australia's economy no longer rides on the sheep back the significant contribution the sheep industry makes as a proportion of Agricultural and total exports highlights the importance of both the wool and lamb industry and in turn why the declining national flock and continuity of supply problems need to be addressed... The sheep industry generally has been relatively slow in adopting these techniques, and we now, as a result, have the advantage of learning from the mistakes of other industries...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
The aim of the following study was to acquire a unique, long-term (> 1 year) data set of N 2O emissions from a rainfed, cropped soil in a semi arid region and to investigate the relationship between N 2O emissions and other soil and environmental parameters... Some ability to make in-season tactical decisions when to graze or continue through to harvest would be valuable... The commodity prices are an important aspect of any decision to graze a cereal crop...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Risk can be assessed by comparing gross margins calculated with varying values for an input... Contract Work Aerial spraying $14.00 /ha @ Urea spreading $12.00 /ha @ Insurance $8.50 /$1000 @ Other $0.00 /ha $0.00 /ha TOTAL VARIABLE COSTS GROSS MARGIN/hectare Break Even Price (to cover variable costs only) Break Even Yield (to cover variable costs only) Gross Margin based on last 5 year average price $0.00 $0.00 $3.19.. COMMENTS Assumes flock is fully wool shedding and no shearing, crutching or lice control costs are included...
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