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PROJECTS

The Manitoba Sheep Association is currently supporting two projects:

Effects of CIDR/PMSG Programs on Lambing Rate
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 Leader: David Barrett
Address: Department of Plant & Animal Sciences, NS Agricultural College

Project Date: 2012


Details:


Manipulating Day Length for Out of Season Breeding (funded by ARDI)


A two-year-long study taking place in Manitoba is examining whether artificial changes in daylight can result in out-of-season lamb production through off-season breeding. Out-of-season breeding by manipulating daylight is not new to the sheep industry, but it has never been tested in Manitoba s unique environment. Read Manitoba Cooperator article.
The Project has been completed.
RESULTS
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. Read report.
Project Date: 2012 - 2013

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

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

A Comparative Advantage Study of the Manitoba Sheep Industry