News tagged with lambs

Ticks kill sheep

In some lamb herds, a mortality rate of 30 percent has been recorded, albeit, no predators have been involved in these losses. The situation is so serious that the sheep industry could be under threat. It is therefore crucial ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Omega-6 key to female lamb conception

New research has shown farmers may be able to determine the sex ratios of lambs by raising omega-6 fatty acids in the diets of breeding stock, a discovery that could have major benefits for industry.

dateAug 15, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Study to boost lamb survival

A QUT and CSIRO researcher aims to find out whether a lack of the appetite hormone ghrelin is responsible for lambs not seeking their first vital feed.

dateNov 21, 2012 in Other
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