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Relationship between production performance, visual appraisal and body measurements of young Dorper rams

@inproceedings{Fourie2002RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between production performance, visual appraisal and body measurements of young Dorper rams},
  author={P. Fourie and F. Neser and J. Olivier and C. Westhuizen},
  year={2002}
}
  • P. Fourie, F. Neser, +1 author C. Westhuizen
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • The body measurements of 433 young Dorper rams participating in the Free State and Northern Cape veld-ram projects were correlated with their production performance. These measurements included a selection index, body weight (kg), average daily gain (g/day) and scrotal circumference (cm). The performance of the animals in the two projects compared well, although the means in the Free State project were slightly higher. A high phenotypic correlation (0.80) was found between heart girth (cm) and… CONTINUE READING
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