Rearing lambs on a synthetic diet

J. M.M. Cunningham, R. A. Edwards, Margaret E. Simpson

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Twenty-two triplet or small twin lambs were reared in two ways. One group received cow's milk and the other a synthetic milk designed to approximate in composition to ewe's milk. The group fed synthetic milk made significantly better live-weight gains to weaning. This difference was not maintained after weaning. Possible reasons for this are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalAnimal production
Issue number2
Publication statusPrint publication - Jun 1961

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    Cunningham, J. M. M., Edwards, R. A., & Simpson, M. E. (1961). Rearing lambs on a synthetic diet. Animal production, 3(2), 105-109.