Animal (ewes and lambs) production from native pastures in North East Victoria

Host Institution:

La Trobe University

Title of Seminar:

Animal (ewes and lambs) production from native pastures in North East Victoria

Speaker's Name:

Sorn Norng

Speaker's Institution:

Department of Primary Industries

Time and Date:

Friday 12 March 2010 at 12:00pm AEST

Seminar Abstract:

Native pastures have traditionally been grazed with Merino wethers for wool production. With declining returns from wool production, there is need for considering alternative uses of these native pastures that are both economically-viable and environmentally-responsible. One option is to use these native pastures for prime lamb production by joining Merino ewes to a terminal sire. An ongoing experimental study at Rutherglen is evaluating the relative benefits of four different grazing management strategies for lamb production. A satisfactory analysis should account for any imbalance and unequal replication, the nested and temporal structure present in the design, and to offer results that address the experimental aims which are interpretable to the scientist.  This talk summarises the statistical approaches used to analyse the available data.

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