High-index rams boost lamb values

Lawrence, Chrissie
July 2006
Farmers Weekly;7/7/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p38
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The article focuses on the advantages of using high-index rams to sheep producers as discussed by independent sheep consultant Lesley Stubbings at the Royal Show held in Great Britain in July 2006. She emphasized that the use of such rams will allow sheep producers to increase carcass performance by more than 2 kilograms a lamb. She highlighted that the use of high index rams has led to the improvements of 1.42 kilograms a lamb. She explained the changes in payment mechanism to suit heavier lambs.


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