Breed effects of foster lamb and foster dam on lamb viability and growth.

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The objective of this study was to compare maternal ability under natural and fostered rearing conditions in four breeds of sheep for lamb survival and growth to weaning age. Data included records from 1981 through 1991 of 24,696 lambs of four breeds, Rambouillet, Columbia, Targhee, and Polypay, reared by their natural dam, and 720 records of lambs fostered… (More)

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@article{Snowder1995BreedEO, title={Breed effects of foster lamb and foster dam on lamb viability and growth.}, author={Gary D. Snowder and Adrian D. Knight}, journal={Journal of animal science}, year={1995}, volume={73 6}, pages={1559-66} }