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Lamb Production:grazing management, breeding policy and parasite control

Hanrahan, J.P. and Good, Barbara (2008) Lamb Production:grazing management, breeding policy and parasite control. In: Teagasc Organic Production Research Conference Proceedings, Teagasc, Ireland, pp. 55-58.

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Internal parasitic infection can pose major health problems in young livestock and this is particularly so in the context of lambs in organic production systems. In the context of sheep production on an organic farm the challenge to control parasite infection is especially difficult in situations where crop production is absent or a minor element of the whole farm system. Our investigations, to date at Athenry, have concerned an exploration of lamb production in an all-grass farming setting with particular attention being paid to the breeds employed and the seasonal patterns of gastrointestinal parasite challenge. This flock (about 110 ewes plus replacements) is wintered indoors and lambs in early March each year.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Ireland > Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Deposited By: Clavin, Mr Dan
ID Code:19850
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 14:51
Last Modified:24 Nov 2011 16:48
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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