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||Lewis, Ronald Martin
||Reproductive performance of dorset ewes in the star accelerated lambing system
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Reproductive performance of Dorset ewes in the Cornell
University STAR accelerated lambing program was evaluated.
This program consists of five 30-d concurrent breeding and
lambing periods per year beginning on January 1 (Sl) , March
15 (S2), May 27 (S3) , August 8 (S4) and October 20 (S5).
Optimally, a ewe could lamb every 7.2 mo beginning at 1 yr
of age, Records on 1,084 ewes over 7 yr beginning Sl, 1982
Reproductive traits considered were ewe
fertility, prolificacy, days to first lambing (DFL) and days
between lambing (DBL).
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