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Abstract

Birth weight increased with increasing parity number to the 5th in dams in the subhumid zone (SH, 1.89 kg) and to the 6th in dams in the humid zone (H, 1.71 kg) dams. Season did not significantly affect birth weight in either zone. Birth type (single vs. twins) had the greatest influence on birth...

Author(s)
London, J. C.; Weniger, J. H.
Citation
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 1995, 112, 5-6, pp 431-453
Abstract

1483 birth and 1209 weaning records of Dorper lambs in a commercial flock were used to investigate the effects of environmental factors on birth and weaning weights and on preweaning growth and survival. Preweaning survival was relatively high (0.91) and largely independent of known sources of...

Author(s)
Cloete, S. W. P.; Villiers, T. T. de
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 1987, 17, 3, pp 121-127