Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Thomas Keogh

 Thomas Keogh

Bachelor of Animal Science

Identifying constraints on lamb growth to understand why lambs are not performing to their genetic potential.

Post-weaning lamb growth rates are currently not at the expected rates determined by their genetics according to Australian Sheep Breeding Values. In environments where appropriate nutrients are provided with no constraints on intake (ad-lib feeding) there appears to be disappointing growth rates especially with major improvements in sheep genetics over the past 30 years. It is the aim of this project to further investigate what factors are constraining growth and hopefully provide information to producers to enable more accurate feed budgeting and more predictable growth rates.

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