Behaviour and meat production of organically farmed unweaned lambs

@inproceedings{Napolitano2002BehaviourAM,
  title={Behaviour and meat production of organically farmed unweaned lambs},
  author={F Napolitano and Ada Braghieri and Giulia Francesca Cifuni and Corrado Pacelli and Antonio Girolami},
  year={2002}
}
Twenty Sarda male lambs, equally divided into two groups, were used to evaluate the effect of artificial rearing on animal behaviour and meat production. Artificially reared lambs showed an altered behavioural pattern with increased suckling attempts (P<0.001) and levels of social interactions with peers (P<0.05). In the open field test, they also displayed withdrawal behaviour in terms of reduced time of locomotion (P<0.05) and increased latency time to the first movement (P<0.05). Ewe-reared… CONTINUE READING

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