Effect of weaning system on commercial milk production and lamb growth of East Friesian dairy sheep.

@article{McKusick2001EffectOW,
  title={Effect of weaning system on commercial milk production and lamb growth of East Friesian dairy sheep.},
  author={Brett C. McKusick and David L. Thomas and Yves M. Berger},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2001},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={1660-8}
}
East Friesian crossbred ewes (n = 99) and their lambs (n = 232) were used to study the effects of three weaning systems on milk production and lamb growth. Prior to parturition, a ewe and her lambs were assigned to one of the following three treatments for the first 28 +/- 3 d of lactation: 1) ewes weaned from their lambs at 24 h postpartum, ewes machine milked twice daily, and their lambs raised artificially (DY1); or 2) beginning 24 h postpartum, ewes separated from their lambs for 15 h… CONTINUE READING

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