Survival insights explored

VALUABLE RESEARCH: Kayla Copp of Charles Sturt University investigates factors contributing to lamb survival rates. Picture: Supplied
VALUABLE RESEARCH: Kayla Copp of Charles Sturt University investigates factors contributing to lamb survival rates. Picture: Supplied

Growing up on a merino stud in the central west meant Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) student Kayla Kopp spent plenty of time around ewes and lambs, but her PhD research is giving her new insight.

Miss Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and is calling on sheep producers to take part in an online survey.

"The research aims to understand vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep and to find out more about the management practices and perceptions of farmers around lambing," Miss Kopp said.

The survey is available online (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ lambsurvey) and sheep producers are invited to take part in the research until August 31.