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Title: Spatio-temporal monitoring of sheep to investigate shelter and shade use
Contributor(s): Taylor, Donnalee Bernice (author); Brown, Wendy (author)orcid ; Price, Ian (author); Trotter, Mark (author); Lamb, David (author); Schneider, Derek (author); Hinch, Geoffrey (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7897
Abstract: In Australia inclement weather contributes to losses of new-born lambs and recently shorn sheep. Provision of forced shelter has been observed to reduce lamb losses by up to 10 percent and when given a choice, ewes preferentially seek shelter on offer, but for a limited period of around two weeks post shearing (Alexander et al. 1980). Given significant sheep losses can occur during adverse weather conditions a better understanding of sheep use of shelter and/or alternative ways of attracting sheep to shelter are needed.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 1st Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, Armidale, Australia, 15th July, 2010
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 1st Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, p. 12-12
Publisher: Precision Agriculture Research Group, University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 060801 Animal Behaviour
070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
070203 Animal Management
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.une.edu.au/parg/documents/proceedings_selm_1.pdf
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/151927295
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