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Relationship between body morphometry in Bapedi rams and sperm characteristics measured using Computer-aided Sperm Analysis

  • 2024
  • Issue:
  • Volume: 54
A. Maqhashu, H.A. O’Neill, J.N. Ngcobo, K.A. Nephawe, F.V. Ramukhithi, J.P. Sebei, N.O. Mapholi, N. Bovula, M.L. Mphaphathi & T.L. Nedambale Page: 1 - 10

Ram fertility is not defined by a single trait. Quantifiable physical parameters that are correlated to fertilization capacity of sperm are required to advise farmers on ram selection activities. The objective was to investigate the relationship between body measurements and…

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Carcass composition of Namaqua Afrikaner, Dorper and SA Mutton Merino ram lambs reared under extensive conditions

  • 2013
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 43
A. Burger, L.C. Hoffman, J.J.E. Cloete, M. Muller & S.W.P. Cloete Page: 27 - 32

This study evaluated the differences in the muscle-fat-bone yield of Namaqua Afrikaner (NA), Dorper (D) and SA Mutton Merino (SAMM) ram lambs. The breeds constituted an indigenous, hardy and late maturing, fat-tailed breed (NA), an early maturing, commercial meat breed…

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A genetic profile of the Kalahari Red goat breed from southern Africa

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
A. Kotze, H. Swart, J.P. Grobler and A. Nemaangani Page: 10 - 12

The erosion of the Kalahari Red with red Boer goats is a major concern among breeders. Little empiric information is available with no comprehensive system of monitoring special characteristics. Eighteen microsatellite markers were applied to investigate the genetic diversity of…

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