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Evaluation of Romanov-Karakul crosses for pelt production and fertility

  • 1983
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 13
A.S. Faure, G.J. Minnaar and F.J.L. Burger Page: 127 - 130

Karakul x Romanov crosses with varying genetic contributions from each breed were evaluated for their pelt production and fertility. The genetic contribution of each breed varied from 12,5 - 87,5%. Pelt quality improved as the genetic contribution of the Karakul…

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The effect of whole and halved intravaginal sponges combined with either subcutaneous or intravenous administration of PMSG on s

  • 1983
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 13
A.S. Faure, D.A. Boshoff and F.J.L. Burger Page: 157 - 160

The oestrous cycles of Karakul ewes were synchronized during both the breeding (February) and non breeding season (October) using either whole or halved sponges, in combination with either subcutaneous or intravenous administration of PMSG. At the time of sponge withdrawal,…

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Non-genetic factors affecting pelt traits in Karakul sheep

  • 1991
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 21
J.C. Greeff, A.S. Faure, G.J. Minnaar and S.J. Schoeman Page: 173 - 178

Pelts of 2465 lambs from a randomly bred Karakul flock were subjectively evaluated within 24 h after birth, over a two-year period. The data were analysed with year of birth, birth status, month born, age of the dam and sex…

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