Seasonal lamb supply has been established as one of the major hindrances to the American sheep industry. The ability to consistently lamb ewes on an accelerated production system offers additional benefits of reduced maintenance costs, more uniform cash flow along with reduced labor and facility demands. Previous work at McNay with spring breeding indicated that light priming rams regardless of genetic base improved conception rates, however, MGA feeding postweaning gave inconsistent and sometimes depressed reproductive activity in ewes. This study was conducted to evaluate the use of MGA in late lactation and a single PG600 injection at weaning, either individually or in combination.
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Morrical, Daniel G.; Youngs, Curtis R.; and McClain, Arnold, "The Influence of MGA and PG600 on the Out of Season Reproductive Performance of Ewes" (1998). Sheep Research Report, 1997. 2.