Effects of shearing and restricted feeding on the weight and leanness of lamb carcasses were measured in 3 experiments. Changes in fat measurements were parallel to and consistent with changes in carcase weight except where shearing and restricted feeding were combined. The 2 treatments together resulted in carcasses about 1 mm GR leaner than expected for their weight. Shearing following by mild underfeeding was more effective than either procedure alone in reducing fat cover and may increase the market value of overfat lambs.

VJ, Moore, and DM Duganzich

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 45, , 81-84, 1985
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