Genetic parameters for carcass and meat quality traits and their relationships to liveweight and wool production in hogget Merino rams.

@article{Greeff2008GeneticPF,
  title={Genetic parameters for carcass and meat quality traits and their relationships to liveweight and wool production in hogget Merino rams.},
  author={J. C. Greeff and Emmanuela Safari and Naomi Fogarty and David L. Hopkins and F. D. Brien and Kristal D. Atkins and Suzanne I Mortimer and Julius H. J. van der Werf},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  year={2008},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={205-15}
}
Genetic parameters for carcass and meat quality traits of about 18-month-old Merino rams (n = 5870), the progeny of 543 sires from three research resource flocks, were estimated. The estimates of heritability for hot carcass weight (HCW) and the various fat and muscle dimension measurements were moderate and ranged from 0.20 to 0.37. The brightness of meat… CONTINUE READING