Lamb fracture mystery remains

By Catherine Miller
February 17 2016 - 7:30am
RIB RESEARCH: Lamb rib fractures are estimated to cost producers and processors $3 million a year. A study has found there does not appear to be a direct link between copper deficiency and predisposition to rib fractures.
RIB RESEARCH: Lamb rib fractures are estimated to cost producers and processors $3 million a year. A study has found there does not appear to be a direct link between copper deficiency and predisposition to rib fractures.

Copper deficiency is unlikely to be the principal cause of lamb rib fractures, according to a Meat & Livestock Australia-funded study.

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