Heritability estimates for different Kleiber ratios obtained from growth performance data in a Hereford herd (Short Communicatio
Author: E. Koster, J. van der Westhuizen and G.J. Erasmus
Page: 71 - 72
Heritability estimates for Kleiber ratios associated with growth were obtained for a Hereford stud, subjected to selection for growth over an 11-year-period. Heritability estimates obtained indicate that growth efficiency in terms of the Kleiber ratio is moderately heritable.
Hereford cattle, heritability, Kleiber ratio