Heritability of the principal production traits in semifine-wooled meat-wool sheep at the Stanicheskii state farm

Plekhanov, M.P.

Nauchnye Trudy Omskii Sel' skokhozyaistvennyi Institut 152: 19-21


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For 158 and 148 ewes that gave birth to female offspring (sired by 2 elite rams), body weight at 18 mth of age averaged 50.4 and 57.1 kg, and fleece weight 4.6 and 4.4 kg. Corresponding figures for the duaghters were 43.7, 41.7, 4.6 and 4.5 kg. For the 2 groups of dams and daughters resp., the h2 of body weight was 54.0 and 51.9%, and the h2 of fleece weight was 72.0 and 78.3%.