sheep, breed, management system, lifetime production
Improving the reproductive rate of the ewe flock offers one of the greatest single opportunities for increasing the efficiency of lamb production. Combining ewe breeds that have specific strengths should result in a more productive ewe. Crossing Finnsheep, known for high prolificacy, with the Dorset, known for milking ability and meat conformation, and the Targhee, known for hardiness and wool production, should result in a highly productive ewe. This study was designed to compare the lifetime lamb and wool production of 1/4 Finn 1/4 Dorset-Yl Targhee (FDT) ewes to straightbred Targhee (T) ewes under a farm or range production system.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1995 South Dakota State University
Iman, N. Y. and Slyter, A. L., "Lifetime Lamb and Wool Production of Targhee or Finn-Dorset-Targhee Ewes Managed as a Farm or Range Flock" (1995). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1995. 4.