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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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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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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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