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The relationships between faecal worm egg count and subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock

  • 2014
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 44
P.A.M. Matebesi-Ranthimo, S.W.P. Cloete, J.B. van Wyk & J.J. Olivier Page: 220 - 227

Subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits form part of the selection objective in wool sheep enterprises. The present study investigated the genetic, phenotypic and environmental correlations for nematode resistance (using faecal worm egg count (FEC)) with subjectively assessed wool and…

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An evaluation of the lamb and mutton carcase grading system in the Republic of South Africa. 3. Fatness score, conformation scor

  • 1987
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 17
G.G. Bruwer, R.T. Naudé & W.A. Vosloo Page: 90 - 94

    The influence of fatness, conformation and carcase mass as individual predictors of carcase composition, was determined in 104 carcases which were fully dissected and of which carcase composition was determined. Chemical analysis was done on each carcase and…

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Relationships of subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits with objectively measured wool and live weight traits in the

  • 2009
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 39
P.A. Matebesi, J.B. van Wyk and S.W.P. Cloete Page: 188 - 196

Records of the Tygerhoek Merino resource flock were used to estimate genetic, phenotypic and environmental parameters between subjective wool and conformation traits with objective wool and live weight traits. The database contained records of 4 495 animals, the progeny of…

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