Genetic Relationships between Indicator Traits for Fly Strike Resistance and Production Traits in Merino Sheep

@inproceedings{Swan2010GeneticRB,
  title={Genetic Relationships between Indicator Traits for Fly Strike Resistance and Production Traits in Merino Sheep},
  author={Andrew A. Swan and H-U. Graser},
  year={2010}
}
Fly strike in sheep has been estimated to cost the Australian sheep industry approximately $280m dollars annually (Sackett et al. 2006) as a result of sheep losses, cost of treatment and loss of wool and carcase production and value. Historically Australian sheep producers have surgically removed skin from around the tail (mulesing) to help avoid fly strike. Although this has proved highly successful in the past, increasing public concern for animal welfare has forced sheep breeders to search… CONTINUE READING
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