Across flock genetic parameter estimation for yearling body weight and fleece traits in the South African Dohne Merino population

Wyk, J.B.; Swanepoel, J.W.; Cloete, S.W.P.; Olivier, J.J.; Delport, G.J.

South African Journal Of Animal Science: 1, 31-37


ISSN/ISBN: 0375-1589
Accession: 029865845

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Accurate genetic parameter estimates are needed to perform multiple-trait across flock breed analyses. Genetic parameters for yearling body weight (BW), clean fleece weight (CFW) and mean fibre diameter (MFD) were estimated using records of 107 389 individuals (the progeny of 1530 sires and 45 178 dams) collected between 1992 and 2004 in the South African Dohne Merino population.