The inheritance of breed characteristics of the Afrikaner cattle breed

Author: H. Heyns
Year: 1976
Issue: 3
Volume: 6
Page: 195 - 197

The inheritance and interassociation of the breed characteristics of 383 Afrikaner cattle were studied. The estimates of heritabilities of the different breed characteristics were as follows: 0,187 for quality; 0,203 for middle quarters; 0,281 for front quarters; 0,440 for head and horns; 0,489 for general appearance; 0,572 for hind quarters; 0,576 for character. The genetic, phenotypic and environmental correlations between the breed characteristics are generally statistically significant.


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