Lifting lamb survival rates on commercial farms critical to national ewe flock’s future

By Kim Woods
Updated February 17 2015 - 11:29pm, first published 10:22pm
Murray Long, pictured weighing a lamb at birth, encourages producers to increase lamb survival rates through genetics and management.

The number of prime and Merino lambs dying within 24 hours of birth on Australian farms would fill 45 Olympic sized swimming pools or the MCG to 4.5m deep.

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