PROJECTS & RESEARCH
Objective: To compare the hormonal/ ovarian responses and pregnancy/ lambing rates of ewes treated with CIDR®-estrogen-Folligon® or CIDR®-Folligon® out of the breeding season.
Project Date: 2012
A two-year-long study, funded by ARDI, took place in Manitoba examined whether artificial changes in daylight can result in out-of-season lamb production through off-season breeding. These results are based on one flock of commercial dorset cross ewes. The reason that we do research is with the expectation of success. However, results in this study show that some ewes did respond to photoperiod but not enough to be feasible.
Project Date: 2012 - 2013
Manitoba Sheep Value Chain Report
Approved: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Start date: Monday, May 12, 2003
Completed: June 30, 2006
Manitoba Sheep Strategic Plan
Approved: Friday, September 17, 1999
Start date: Friday, October 15, 1999
Completed: March 31, 2002
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