Estimates of genetic parameters for feed intake, feeding behavior, and daily gain in composite ram lambs.

@article{Cammack2005EstimatesOG,
  title={Estimates of genetic parameters for feed intake, feeding behavior, and daily gain in composite ram lambs.},
  author={Kristi M. Cammack and Kreg A. Leymaster and T. G. Jenkins and Merlyn K. Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={777-85}
}
Our objective was to estimate genetic parameters for feed intake, feeding behavior, and ADG in composite ram lambs ((1/2) Columbia, (1/4) Hampshire, (1/4) Suffolk). Data were collected from 1986 to 1997 on 1,239 ram lambs from approximately 11 to 17 wk of age at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, NE. Feeding equipment consisted of an elevated pen with an entrance chute that permitted access to the feeder by only one ram lamb at a time, with disappearance of feed measured by… CONTINUE READING
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