Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Can diet influence sex of the lambs?

3 February 2015

Charles Sturt University (CSU) research showing there may be a link between the diet of ewes and the sex of their offspring could help sheep producers boost profits.

Dr Catherine Gulliver, who was recently awarded her PhD during a graduation ceremony in Orange, investigated how short term feeding of diets high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can affect reproduction in sheep.

Her PhD is titled 'Improving Reproductive Efficiency in Ewes: Altering Nutrition at Joining to Increase Ovulation Rate and Influence the Sex Ratio of Offspring' and was carried out through the Graham Centre in Wagga Wagga.

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