A.S. Series 75-17
Increased pressure for native range pasture has prompted investigation of alternative management systems for finishing range lambs. Early weaning coupled with alternative finishing systems offers several advantages to the range sheep operator. Increased base ewe flock numbers and/or less grazing pressure, better range management, less carcass damage from needles, better feed efficiency of the younger lamb in the drylot and lower predator losses are some advantages that can be listed for early weaning.
A study was initiated in 1971 at the Antelope Range Field Station to study alternative management systems for range lamb production.
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Slyer, A. L. and Trevillyan, W. R., "Management Systems for Finishing Range Lambs" (1975). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Research Reports, 1975. 7.