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dc.contributor.authorAtes, Serkanen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, H.en
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Richard J.en
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Malcolm C.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Granten
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T04:24:24Z
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.citationAtes, S., Brown, H. E., Lucas, R. J., Smith, M.C. & Edwards, G. R. (2006). Effect of ewe stocking rate in spring on subterranean clover persistence and lamb liveweight gain. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 68, 95–99.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4504
dc.description.abstractLiveweight gain of ewes and lambs and subterranean clover reproduction were measured in tall fescuesubterranean clover pastures on a dry, stony soil stocked at 10 (low) and 20 (high) ewes and their twin lambs/ha over 46 days in spring 2005. Lambs grew at 374 g/day at the low stocking rate and 307 g/day at the high stocking rate, meaning final liveweight was 3.1 kg higher at the low stocking rate. However, lamb liveweight gain/ha/ day was greater at the high (12.3 kg/ha/day) than the low (7.5 kg/ha/day) stocking rate. Ewes gained 2.2 kg at the low stocking rate and lost 4.9 kg at the high stocking rate, with most liveweight loss occurring in the second half of the grazing period when moisture stress restricted subterranean clover growth. There were 62% fewer burrs/ m² at the high than the low stocking rate. For both stocking rates, inadequate seed production resulted in inadequate seedling numbers in the following autumn (285 and 223 seedlings/m² at low and high stocking rate, respectively). The results show high lamb liveweight gains can be obtained on subterranean clover pastures, but, in a drier than average spring, selective grazing of the clover may result in poor subterranean clover seed production and reduced seedling numbers in the following the autumn.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Turkish Ministry of Agriculture for funding the visit of Serkan Ates to Lincoln University.en
dc.format.extent95-99en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.sourceProceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.subjectliveweight gainen
dc.subjectseed productionen
dc.subjectsheep grazingen
dc.subjectstocking rateen
dc.subjectsubterranean cloveren
dc.subjecttall fescueen
dc.titleEffect of ewe stocking rate in spring on subterranean clover persistence and lamb liveweight gainen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
pubs.finish-date2006-11-16en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 68th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 14-16 November 2006, Dunedin.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2006-11-14en
pubs.volume68en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4165-007X
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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