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The importance of fibre diameter in Dohne breeding



The importance of fibre diameter in Dohne breeding



Dohne Merino Joernaal 12(1): 8-13



Since 1975, measurements of fibre diameter have been used in the selection of all Dohne Merino sires, leading to a consistent reduction in fibre diameter. The Dohne Merino produces fine wool on a robust mutton carcass, and the breed is highly fertile, whereas the conventional Merino is a smaller, less vigorous animal with lower growth and fertility.

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