Figure 3: Experiment 2 – (a) The plasma concentration of LH in groups of 15 ewes in low (◊, ♦) and medium (◯, ●) body condition score (BCS) that were fed a basal control diet of hay and straw without (◯, ◊) or with a daily supplement of 400 g of crushed maize and 100g of soya meal (●, ♦) for 5 days immediately before the introduction of rams. Significant differences are presented in the text. (b) The plasma concentration of oestradiol in groups of 15 ewes in low (open bar, black bar) and medium (light grey bar, dark grey bar) body condition score (BCS) that were fed a basal diet of hay and straw without (open bar, light grey bar; control) or with a daily supplement of 400 g of crushed maize and 100g of soya meal (black bar, dark grey bar; supplemented) for 5 days immediately before the introduction of rams. Values with different superscripts are significantly different (P <0.05).