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Title: Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits of the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock
Contributor(s): White, Jason D (author); Allingham, Peter G (author); Daetwyler, Hans D (author); Usmar, Jonathan (author); Goddard, Mike E (author); Henshall, John M (author); Dominik, Sonja  (author)orcid ; Brewer, Heather (author); Van Der Werf, Julius H  (author)orcid ; Nicholas, Frank W (author); Warner, Robyn (author); Hofmyer, Chris (author); Gorman, Chris M (author); Longhurst, Terry (author); Fisher, Troy (author); Swan, Paul (author); Forage, Rob (author); Oddy, Hutton  (author)orcid ; Emery, David L (author); Hynd, Philip (author); Owens, John (author); Bell, Amy (author); Siddell, Jason (author); Harper, Greg (author); Hayes, Ben J (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1071/AN11085Open Access Link
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Abstract: A major aim of the research program known as SheepGENOMICS was to deliver DNA markers for commercial breeding programs. To that end, a resource flock was established, comprehensively phenotyped and genotyped with DNA markers. The flock of nearly 5000 sheep, born over two consecutive years, was extensively phenotyped, with more than 100 recorded observations being made on most of the animals. This generated more than 460 000 records over 17 months of gathering information on each animal. Here, we describe the experimental design and sample-collection procedures, and provide a summary of the basic measurements taken. Data from this project are being used to identify collections of genome markers for estimating genomic breeding values for new sheep industry traits.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Production Science, 52(3), p. 157-171
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Collingwood, Australia
ISSN: 1836-5787
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830311 Sheep - Wool
830310 Sheep - Meat
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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