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Genetic Parameters for Production Traits in Queensland Merinos

Rose, M. and Pepper, P.M. (1999) Genetic Parameters for Production Traits in Queensland Merinos. In: AAABG 13th Conference; Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.

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Abstract

Genetic and phenotypic parameters are presented for production traits, greasy fleece weight (GFW), yield (YLD), clean fleece weight (CFW), average fibre diameter (DIAM) and liveweight (LWT), in 15 month old medium Peppin Merino sheep at Longreach and Julia Creek, Queensland.
Heritabilities for GFW, YLD, CFW, DIAM and LWT were respectively 0.35, 0.62, 0.34, 0.74, and 0.37 for Longreach and 0.23, 0.52, 0.20, 0.67 and 0.56 for Julia Creek. Most estimates were consistent with other reported values.

AAABG 13th Conference; Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. AAABG
Keywords:Merino sheep; Genetic parameters; Wool characters; Liveweight.
Subjects:Animal culture > Sheep > Wool production
Science > Biology > Genetics
Deposited On:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:09

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