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Short-term responses to selection for parameters of the allometric-autoregressive model

  • 1990
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 20
M.M. Scholtz, C.Z. Roux, D.S. de Bruin and S.J. Schoeman Page: 57 - 64

The allometric-autoregressive model describes growth accurately and is useful in the characterization of growth responses. Hence, the potential of the model for selection purposes was investigated. Rats were used in a selection experiment, where selection was practised for slope (b)…

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Long-term selection experiment with Afrikaner cattle 3. Selection applied and response in calf growth traits

  • 2009
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 39
L.M. Beffa, J.B. van Wyk and G.J. Erasmus Page: 106 - 113

A selection and line x environment interaction study with grade Afrikaner cattle was established in 1956 at Matopos Research Station, Zimbabwe. Two selection lines of 100 cows each were reared in different management environments. The non-supplemented (NS) line relied on…

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