Summary and Implications
The growth equations published in the 2006 NRC “Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants” along with the additions added to these equations when used in the Sheep Companion Module to BRaNDS appear to provide reasonable estimations of performance of feeder lambs.
Iowa State University
Dahlke, Garland R.; Morrical, Daniel G.; and Secor, Lauren J.
"Validation of the Equations Used in Determining Dry Matter
Intake, and Metabolizable Protein Requirements for Finishing
Lambs as used in the Sheep Companion Module to BRaNDS ,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 656, ASL R2539.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol656/iss1/60