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Supplemented native range and subclover pastures improve lambing rates


Martin R. Dally
Milton B. Jones
Edward J. DePeters

Authors Affiliations

M. R. Dally is Staff Research Associate, Department of Animal Science, Hopland Field Station; M. B. Jones is Agronomist (retired), Department of Agronomy and Range Science, Hopland Field Station; E. J. DePeters is Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(2):14-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p14. March 1994.

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Grazing ewes on mature sub-clover pastures shortly before and during the breeding season was as effective as grazing them on native range pastures and supplementing with alfalfa pellets at a rate of 2 pounds per day. Ewes on both kinds of pasture produced 21% more lambs than ewes grazed on unsupplemented native pastures.

Dally M, Jones M, DePeters E. 1994. Supplemented native range and subclover pastures improve lambing rates. Hilgardia 48(2):14-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n02p14
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