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A comparison of growth models for cross- and purebred lambs in precision livestock farming systems

  • 2023
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 53
P.G. Theron, T.S. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete, J.H.C van Zyl Page: 287 - 301

Implementation of precision livestock farming requires extensive information to be gathered on the production cycle of slaughter lambs. Constructing accurate growth models for crossbred sheep from the South African flock would provide valuable information towards this goal. Two dam lines,…

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Modelling growth of five different colour types of mink

  • 2011
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 41
Zong-yue Liu, Fang-yong Ning, Zhi-heng Du, Chun-san Yang, Jing Fu, Xing Wang & Xiu-juan Bai Page: 116 - 125

The objective of this study was to estimate and compare the growth curve parameters for live weight of standard black, brown, mahogany, Hedlund white and sapphire minks. The data were collected from five colour types in the period from seven…

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