Effect of reproduction in ewe Iambs on wool production

Christian Crempien L.1 y Patricio Formás N.2

The effect of pregnancy and lactation on wool production was studied in 36 ewe Iambs, of which 18 were pregnant and later in lactation. The effect was measured throught; staple lenght, fiber diameter and fleece weight. No significant differences in ihese variables were observed (P > 0.05). Also, no interaction was detected between physiological status and season, for fiber diameter.

1 Estación Experimental La Platina (INIA), Casilla 439/3, Santiago, Chile.
2 Actividad privada, Avda. Ossa 804. La Cisterna, Santiago, Chile.