Estimates of genetic parameters and genetic trend for reproduction , weight , and wool characteristics of Polypay sheep

@inproceedings{Hanford2006EstimatesOG,
  title={Estimates of genetic parameters and genetic trend for reproduction , weight , and wool characteristics of Polypay sheep},
  author={Kathryn J Hanford and L. Dale Van Vleck and Gary D. Snowder},
  year={2006}
}
The objective was to describe genetic parameters and genetic changes in litter sizes at birth and weaning (LB and LW, n =9081), birth weight (BW, n =11,896), weaning weight (WW, n =11,104), fleece weight and grade (FW and FG, n =8872), and staple length (SL, n =1805) of Polypay sheep. Direct heritability estimates from single-trait analyses were 0.11 for LB, 0.02 for LW, 0.17 for BW, 0.18 for WW, 0.68 for FW, 0.36 for FG, and 0.76 for SL. Estimates of direct genetic correlation were 0.40… CONTINUE READING
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