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Study on the genetic diversity of native chickens in northwest Ethiopia using microsatellite markers.
In this study, indigenous chicken populations representing seven different areas of northwest Ethiopia were studied using microsatellite markers to determine genetic diversity and variation. ThreeExpand
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Estimates of genetic and environmental (co)variances for live weight and fleece traits in yearling South African Mutton Merino sheep
Yearling live weight and fleece trait data were obtained from between 2214 and 2270 yearling SA Mutton Merino progeny of the Elsenburg flock during a 20-year period from 1983 to 2002. Information ofExpand
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Relationship between production performance, visual appraisal and body measurements of young Dorper rams
The body measurements of 433 young Dorper rams participating in the Free State and Northern Cape veld-ram projects were correlated with their production performance. These measurements included aExpand
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Estimated genetic trends for weaning weight in three Dorper lines with different selection criteria
A study was undertakent o compare the effectivenesso f threed ifferent selections trategiesin increasingw eaning weight of a Dorper flock under natural conditions. Data were analysed by mixed modelExpand
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Pre-weaning growth traits of the Hereford breed in a multibreed composite beef cattle population
Data from a multibreed composite beef cattle population, managed under intensive irrigated grazing conditions, were used to estimate direct additive heritabilities (h 2 a), maternal heritabilities (hExpand
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Scrotal, testicular and semen characteristics of young Dorper rams managed under intensive and extensive conditions
Abstract In this study, the influence of two feeding regimes on certain reproductive characteristics of young Dorper rams was investigated. Thirty-two Dorper rams were divided into two homogeneousExpand
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The inclusion of herd-year-season by sire interaction in the estimation of genetic parameters in Bonsmara cattle
h',n: 0.17,0.29,0.14. The results indicate the importance of both permanent maternal environment and herdyear-season by sire interaction in the estimation of the genetic parameters. The exclusion ofExpand
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Phenotypic characterization of indigenous chickens in Lesotho in the pre-laying phase
Abstract Production traits of chickens of the Lesotho line, namely: body weight, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio (FCR) and mortality, were compared with four South African indigenous linesExpand
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Crossbreeding Holstein-Friesian with Ethiopian Boran cattle in a tropical highland environment: preliminary estimates of additive and heterotic effects on milk production traits
Extracted from text ... Crossbreeding Holstein-Friesian with Ethiopian Boran cattle in a tropical highlandenvironment: preliminary estimates of additive and heterotic effects on milkproductionExpand
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