A bioeconomic approach to derive economic values for pasture-based sheep genetic improvement programs.

@article{Conington2004ABA,
  title={A bioeconomic approach to derive economic values for pasture-based sheep genetic improvement programs.},
  author={Joanne Conington and Stephen Bishop and Anthony Waterhouse and Gabrielle Simm},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={
          1290-304
        }
}
Economic values for a range of different maternal and carcass sheep performance traits were derived for hill sheep in the United Kingdom. A bioeconomic model that includes estimates of available energy supply and herbage intake for sheep from hill and mountain pastures, together with that from improved grassland, has provided a base from which to define the economic limitations to genetic improvement in harsh environments. The degree to which different farm systems can accommodate changes in… CONTINUE READING

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