Seasonality of breeding is a major obstacle to providing a stable market supply of lamb for the consumer. Seasonality of breeding was listed as the number one research priority by the Western Sheep Task Force and adopted as the number one objective of the recently approved NC-111 Regional Research Project. Reducing breeding seasonality, expanding the fertile breeding season, offer a wide array of potential benefits to the sheep industry and ultimately the consumer. the consumer will benefit by a more stably supply that is more readily available at a more competitive price. Previous experiments at SDSU indicate the potential to develop breeding stock and(or) management systems and ewe stock selected for fall lambing.
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Slyter, A. L., "Reducing Breeding Seasonality in the Ewe (Progress Report)" (1989). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1989. 2.