Plastic shelters for new lambs: Protection from weather during first few days after birth reduced losses in tests during January-March lambing season
AuthorsD. T. Torell
C. F. Kelly
T. E. Bond
W. C. Weir
Authors AffiliationsD. T. Torell is Associate Specialist in Animal Husbandry, University of California, Hupland Field Station; C. F. Kelly is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; T. E. Bond is Agricultural Engineer, U.S.D.A., University of California, Davis; W. C. Weir is Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 12(1):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n01p8. January 1958.
Losses of range-born lambs—in some instances as high as 90%—have resulted from severe rainstorms during the lambing season on the north coast sheep ranges. Conventional protective range shelters or barns usually are economically unfeasible because of the cost. An inexpensive, experimental polyethylene plastic shelter was tested at the Hopland Field Station in southern Mendocino County during the 1957 lambing period, when 19? of rain fell. The percentage of lambs saved that season was higher than in any previous year since the Field Station was established in 1951.
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