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Growth and Carcase Characters of Progeny from Caprine Feral Does Mated to Boer or Feral Bucks in Western Queensland

Mills, A.W. and Quigley, S.P. and Bright, R. and Kleeman, D.O. (2000) Growth and Carcase Characters of Progeny from Caprine Feral Does Mated to Boer or Feral Bucks in Western Queensland. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

In recent years significant numbers of Australian goats have been harvested from the feral population to supply a strong demand for export of meat. In addition large numbers of feral does have been domesticated to increase breeding herds in western Queensland. Introduction of the Boer breed to Australia as a specialist meat goat may provide a genetic means for improving the productive performance of the Australian feral. The present paper reports growth and carcase attributes of feral and Boer x feral genotypes born in 1998 and birthweight of those born in 1999.

Animal production for a consuming world : proceedings of 9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies [AAAP] and 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP] and 17th Annual Symposium of the University of Sydney, Dairy Research Foundation, [DRF]. 2-7 July 2000, Sydney, Australia.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © AAAP 2000. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production and Australian Society of Animal Production.
Keywords:Goats; carcase weight; breeding; western Queensland.
Subjects:Animal culture > Breeding and breeds
Animal culture > Goats
Deposited On:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:26 Nov 2010 02:19

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