Direct and correlated responses to selection for total weight of lamb weaned in Merino sheep

@inproceedings{Olivier2001DirectAC,
  title={Direct and correlated responses to selection for total weight of lamb weaned in Merino sheep},
  author={Wesley J. Olivier and Margaretha Alberta Snyman and J. J. Olivier and J. B. van Wyk and Gert Johannes Erasmus},
  year={2001}
}
This study was conducted to evaluate direct and correlated selection responses to selection for total weight of lamb weaned per ewe joined (TWW), number of lambs born (NLB), number of lambs weaned (NLW) and weaning weight (WW). Data from the Grootfontein Merino stud and the Carnarvon Merino flock were used. Estimated heritabilities for TWW, NLB, NLW and WW were 0.19, 0.23, 0.17 and 0.21 for the Grootfontein Merino stud and 0.21, 0.19, 0.16 and 0.30 for the Carnarvon Merino flock. High genetic… CONTINUE READING

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