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The effect of the malignant hyperthermia gene on carcass characteristics of commercial crossbred pigs in the Western Cape (Short

  • 1994
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 24
P. Fisher, L. Purves, R. Rubenstein and F.D. Mellett Page: 111 - 112

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) genotype, as expressed by the halothane genotype, was determined on a random sample of 100 pigs originating from the Western Cape. The pigs were slaughtered to investigate the effect of MH genotype on certain carcass characteristics and…

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Direct and maternal variance component estimates for clean fleece weight, body weight and mean fibre diameter in the Grootfontei

  • 1994
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 24
J.J. Olivier, G.J. Erasmus, J.B. van Wyk and K.V. Konstantinov Page: 122 - 124

Direct and maternal variance components and resulting heritabilities were estimated by DFREML-procedures for clean fleece weight (CFW), body weight (BW) and mean fibre diameter (MFD) in the Grootfontein Merino stud. Direct heritabilities were estimated as 0.381, 0.289 and 0.626 for…

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