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MODULE 10: Wean More Lambs
Tool 10.4
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Graph of pregnancy status related to condition score

Source: Lifetime Wool: plot and paddock scale sites

Figure 1. The relationship between the number of lambs born and ewe condition score.

The following graphs are the recommended condition score guidelines to optimise reproductive management and lifetime progeny performance (source: Lifetime Wool project). They are presented for regions, enterprise types and a range in lambing systems. Check for downloadable copies for your region.

Merino ewe condition score profiles

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Fig 2. High and Medium Rainfall Zone (mixed perennial and annual pastures) – Spring lambing


Figure 3. Sheep Wheat Zone (annual pastures WA, northwest Vic, SA & southwest NSW) – May lambing