One of the most critical times in a sheep operation is at lambing. Much of the success of failure is determined at this time by the number of lambs kept alive at or shortly after birth. This requires careful attention and a high input of labor to maximize survival, especially suring cold weather. The ability to group lambing into a short, predetermined period would offer several management advantages. Among these are closer observation during actual lambing, reduction or better utilization of labor, maximum use of having lambs of similar age. Results reported in this paper deal with the use of flumethasone to induce lambing in groups on a weekly basis.
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Slyter, A. L. and Rommereim, D. N., "Scheduling Lambing on a Weekly Interval" (1981). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 2.