Genetic parameters for birth weight, growth, and litter size in Nordic sheep breeds

@inproceedings{Norberg2005GeneticPF,
  title={Genetic parameters for birth weight, growth, and litter size in Nordic sheep breeds},
  author={Edward A. Norberg and P. F. Berg and J Holm Pedersen},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract In this study, genetic parameters were estimated for the Danish populations of Danish Marsk, Finnish Landrace, Gotland Pelt and Spel for birth weight (BW), average daily gain until two months (DG2) and litter size (LS). A multivariate animal model was used for estimation of genetic parameters, including fixed effects, both direct and maternal additive genetic effects, common litter effects and permanent environmental effects. Mean birth weight and DG2 ranged from, respectively, 3.39 kg… CONTINUE READING