The ability to group lambing into a short predetermined period offers several desirable benefits to the producer. By concentrating lambing into a shorter period, one should be able to provide closer supervision and thereby increase survival. Also, lambs of similar age can be worked for castration, docking, vaccination, etc. as a group. Part-time producers may find it desirable to program lambing to coincide with available leave time if lambing can be confined to a reasonably short period. A trial was conducted during the 1982-83 breeding-lambing season to evaluate a combined program of synchronization of breeding and induction of lambing to achieve such a program.
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Slyter, A. L. and Hoppe, K. F., "Integrated Management of Reproduction in the Ewe" (1983). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1983. 4.