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parturition in the ewe.
arranging for ewes to lamb in groups preselected on the basis of their breeding date. Maximizes use of labor in intensive lambing management aimed at minimizing losses of lambs at lambing.
as ewes in a big flock lamb they are moved off into other groups so that management can be intensified with the residue.
the ewes are left to lamb unattended on extensive range. There is the least possible harassment, suitable for the timid merinos usually maintained in these conditions, but no opportunity to assist a ewe in trouble, an uncommon occurrence in this kind of sheep.
the act of supervising and caring for the ewes in a flock during parturition.
see maternal obstetric paralysis.
numbers of lambs born per hundred ewes mated.
see milk fever.
a yellow-to-brown stain of the escutcheon and backs of the legs caused by placental fluids, an indication that the ewe has recently lambed. A valuable guide in the culling technique of wet-drying the ewes.