Implications of genetic selection on yolk proportion on the dry matter content of eggs in a White Leghorn population.

Abstract

1. The responses to genetic selection on yolk proportion as a technique for increasing egg dry matter content, an important criterion for the egg-product industry, was investigated in a pedigree flock of White Leghorn hens. 2. Parents were preselected on high and low yolk proportion from a base population. The absolute estimated breeding value for yolk… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/00071668.2014.917272

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