Figure 1.
Figure 1.

The current Sheep Improvement Limited lamb survival trait. BFATE = lamb birth fate; M = died of misadventure; H = hand reared; F = fostered; J = born dead; J3 = died within 3 d of birth (autopsy); K = died between birth and rearing; 1 = died between rearing and weaning; 4 = culled at birth (alive but not tagged); NA = not available.

 


Figure 2.
Figure 2.

Rules used to define the new lamb survival trait. BFATE = lamb birth fate; H = hand reared; F = fostered; M = died of misadventure; 4 = culled at birth (alive but not tagged); NA = not available.