The merit of condition score and fat score as alternatives to liveweight for managing the nutrition of ewes

  title={The merit of condition score and fat score as alternatives to liveweight for managing the nutrition of ewes},
  author={Andrew van Burgel and Carolyn Oldham and Regina Behrendt and Morag M Curnow and Dr Jay Gordon and Alexis N Thompson},
The liveweight profile of Merino ewes is related to the production and profitability of the sheep enterprise, but few producers measure liveweight to manage the nutrition of Merino ewes. In this paper we examine the relationship between changes in liveweight and condition score using data from the Lifetimewool project and compare condition score and fat score as alternativemonitoring tools. Analyses of liveweight and condition score data from 15 flocks ofMerino ewes representing a range of… CONTINUE READING


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