The ability to program the time of birth for our livestock species offers several advantages to the producer. By concentrating lambing into a short defined period or periods it allows better utilization of labor and facilities. In addition, it should increase lamb survival since better supervision can be maintained for these specific periods. Furthermore, lambs are grouped more closely by age and can be more uniformly managed in such groups. Two trials (1983-84 and 1984-85) were conducted to study the effectiveness to prostaglandin F2α to synchronize estrus and flumethasone to induce parturition in a planned lambing program.
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Slyter, A. L. and Hoppe, K. F., "Control of Lambing Through Synchronization of Estrus and Induction of Parturition" (1985). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1985. 15.