Diet selection, intake, liveweight changes and wool production were investigated in sheep grazing various sown or natural pastures or fed hay in pens. Differences in preference of spp. for grazing due to environment persisted for >1 yr despite attempts to remove them. Differences in food intake, liveweight change and wool production due to differing experience were also observed. Sheep moved from natural to sown pastures took longer to adapt than those transferred from one sown pasture to another or from sown to natural pastures. Adults took longer to adjust than lambs.
|Publication Title||Applied Animal Ethology|
|Author Address||Div. of Land Resources Management, CSIRO, Wembley, W.A., Australia 6014.|
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