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Evaluation of the growth parameters of six commercial crossbred pig genotypes 2. Under ideal temperature conditions in chambers

  • 2003
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 33
N. S. Ferguson and S.T. Kyriazis Page: 21 - 26

To test whether animals grown under ideal temperature conditions would have different growth parameters to animals grown in more conventional housing, sixty Large White x Landrace male pigs from three genotypes were housed in six temperature-controlled chambers. The results were…

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Age trends in economically important traits of Merino ewes subjected to 10 years of divergent selection for multiple rearing abi

  • 2003
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 33
S.W.P. Cloete, A.R. Gilmour, J.J. Olivier and J.B. van Wyk Page: 43 - 51

Data were recorded for annual reproduction, wool traits and pre-joining live weight of between 992 (for staple strength) to approximately 1200 production records of Merino ewes over the period from 1997 to 2002. The resource population has been divergently selected…

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Transcervical embryo recovery in Saanen goats

  • 2003
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 33
J.B. Lima-Verde, E.S. Lopes Junior, D.I.A. Teixeira, N.R.O. Paula, A.A. Medeiros, D. Rondina and V.J.F. Freitas Page: 127 - 131

In order to study the embryo recovery rate using the transcervical technique in Saanen goats raised in the tropics, 20 donors were submitted to an oestrus synchronisation treatment using intravaginal progestagen sponges for 11 days. On the ninth day of…

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