The birthweight and survival of Merino lambs can be predicted from the pro fi le of liveweight change of their mothers during pregnancy

@inproceedings{Oldham2011TheBA,
  title={The birthweight and survival of Merino lambs can be predicted from the pro fi le of liveweight change of their mothers during pregnancy},
  author={Chris Oldham and Andrew Thompson and Michael B Ferguson and David J. Gordon and Gavin A. Kearney and B. L. Paganoni},
  year={2011}
}
The single largest influence on the survival of lambs in thefirst few days of life is their birthweight. Fetal growth and birthweight are regulated by genotype of the fetus, maternal genotype, maternal nutrition and the external environment. In this paper we report the extent to which the changes in maternal liveweight during pregnancy and lactation… CONTINUE READING