GENETIC EVALUATION OF DAIRY SHEEP IN FRANCE

@inproceedings{Astruc2002GENETICEO,
  title={GENETIC EVALUATION OF DAIRY SHEEP IN FRANCE},
  author={J. M. Astruc and Francis Barillet and Anne Barbat and Virginie Cl{\'e}ment and Didier Boichard},
  year={2002}
}
INTRODUCTION In France, the selection of dairy sheep has been implemented on the basis of local purebred breeding programs : the Lacaune breed in the Roquefort area (south of Massif Central), the Red-Faced and Black-Faced Manech and Basco-Béarnaise breeds in the western Pyrenean mountains and the Corsican breed in the Corsica island. The breeding schemes, started in the seventies, are now fully efficient, and based on a pyramidal management of the population, with the selection nucleus flocks… CONTINUE READING

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