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Genetic and phenotypic parameter estimates of production traits of Merino sheep in an arid environment

  • 1990
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 20
G.J. Erasmus, A.O. de Lange, G.J. Delport and J.J. Olivier Page: 31 - 34

Genetic and phenotypic parameters were estimated in the control line of the Klerefontein Merino sheep selection experiment. The heritability estimates of 0,247 for body mass, 0,229 for clean fleece mass and 0,369 for fibre diameter are generally lower than other…

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