Biology of fibre growth and possible genetic and non-genetic means of influencing fibre growth in sheep and goats—a review

@inproceedings{Sumner1993BiologyOF,
  title={Biology of fibre growth and possible genetic and non-genetic means of influencing fibre growth in sheep and goats—a review},
  author={R. M. W. Sumner and Murray Layton Bigham},
  year={1993}
}
Abstract This paper reviews the biology of wool, mohair and cashmere growth and the options available to sheep and goat farmers to manipulate the quantity and characteristics of fibre produced to meet processors' requirements. The annual pattern of fibre growth in sheep and fibre producing goats is photodependent and regulated by hormone action. In sheep and Angora goats, fibre growth rate is greater in summer than winter with the amplitude varying between breeds. Cashmere-producing goats grow… CONTINUE READING

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