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
Year: 1994
Issue: 2
Volume: 24
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.

Keywords: Hereford cattle, heritability, Kleiber ratio
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