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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Adding value to grain sheep and lambs and crops through the use of.. The aim of the study was to look at ways of increasing profitability for the export grain growing areas of Australia through the use of livestock... The success of this part of our business was the main reason behind choosing a study topic that looked at increasing the productivity of this farming system that we had implemented, and ensuring that we were achieving optimal returns for our livestock by enhancing their management systems...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Profit lift built on climate challenge.. "Farmers are time-poor, so I'd like to investigate the best combination of technology, media, social and scientific means that can be employed to best disseminate this valuable information, and research what role grower groups can play," Chris says... "We can't make it rain and we can't rely on prices to always be high, so the answer must lie in making the most of available R&D and ensuring we get the best outcome we can from available moisture," Bob says...
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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
There have been a number of producers who have endured a negative return on investment, once the cost of labour and infrastructure has been included... The effect of barley processing on lamb performance was evaluated in a Canadian study... in a line feeding system the advantages include that you don't need feeders; roughage is incorporated into the mix; you don't have to induct the lambs so stringently; the ration can be cheaper; you have the ability to add many different protein or energy sources without the worries of feeders blocking up; it is easier to and you can regulate intake...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aim of the study was to determine whether the introduction of starch into the diet of lambs as an integral part of the weaning process would provide benefits to the rumen function of the lamb in order to improve feed conversion efficiency... Phone: Fax: Email: Objectives +61 8 85958048 N/A james@chowilla.com.au The focus of this report is to identify opportunities to introduce starch into the diet of lambs at weaning to improve the feed conversion efficiency and improve the lifetime production of the subject animals... The study showed that starch can improve the rumen function of lambs allowing for better feed conversion efficiency and resulting in better performance of the lambs...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Most lamb supplied to these supermarkets came from local UK producers but the majority of organic lamb was imported from New Zealand and it was found in most stores... I personally believe organic lamb will increase its share of the lamb market over the next few years as it becomes more readily available to the Japanese consumer... Growth particularly in the US of branded and value added is significant and a recent report suggests that branded and value added now dominates retail shelves...
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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: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe Lambplan shows us that breeds or individual animals that carry some beneficial genes identified by markers (eg textile strength via Moyomax and worm resistance via Loinmax), lack growth advantages that other breeds, or individual sheep have demonstrated they have... New Zealand does have a central progeny test site which compared different breeds on the one site; a good system which we have used in Australia as well... I believe the results support my point that fat is not a problem when using high growth genetics...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Evaluation of the effect of vetch grain on lamb growth Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of vetch grain on lamb growth... In the second experiment, lambs were additionally given very low quality oaten hay (10kg/group/day)... Lambs were introduced to grain commencing at 100g/head/day; an additional 100g was fed each day until supply reached the level of 15g/kg live weight...
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