Creep grazing as an experimental method offers potential as a research tool for investigating the diet of the pre-weaned lamb, without the confounding associated with both the ewe and lamb sharing the same pasture during lactation. Eighty- four Romney x Poll Dorset ewes with single or twin lambs were set stocked in a randomised block design (wooden gates used to create creep areas) at 15.2 ewes/ha, 4 weeks after lambing. Subterranean clover was established in four creep, and 2 shared areas in autumn. Herbage mass and composition were measured weekly in the creep and shared pasture areas.
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 61, Christchurch, 20-22, 2001
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