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Genetic parameter estimates for type traits in the South African Jersey breed

  • 2000
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 30
D.J. van Niekerk, F.W.C. Neser and G.J. Erasmus Page: 186 - 192

Known environmental effects influencing type trait scores in South African Jersey cattle were identified. Variance components and heritabilities were estimated for these traits as well as genetic correlations among them and with production traits. Heritability estimates were generally low to…

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