A.S. Series 77-4
Controlling parturition (birth) in the ewe offers to the producer a valuable tool to increase the efficiency of his operation. Parturition induction could be utilized in entire small flocks or groups within large flocks. Also, large flock operators could utilize controlled parturition for a clean-up tool by inducing parturition in all ewes not lambing by 134 days after removal of rams from the breeding flock. More efficient utilization of available space and labor, less death loss (due to increased supervision) and more lambs born on a given .day are some of the advantages the producer might obtain by controlling time of birth.
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Rommereim, D. N., "Controlling Time of Birth in the Ewe" (1977). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1977. 1.