Liveweight gain, wool weight, wool characteristics, age of onset of oestrus and animal health data were recorded for purebred Awassi (n=37) and Coopworth (n=40) lambs in quarantine from birth to six months of age. No significant differences, between the Awassi and Coopworth lambs were recorded in: birth weight, liveweight gain (birth to weaning), and liveweight gain (weaning to 6 months). A trend for the Coopworths to have greater liveweight gains was noted. Significantly less wool was clipped from Awassi lambs (0.83

JF, Smith, GW Asher, RM Briggs, CJ Morrow, GR Murray, JE Oliver, J Parr, FA Veldhuizen, and GC Upreti

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 53, , 295-298, 1993
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