Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Inheritance of Flystrike Recorded in a Non-Seasonal Rainfall Environment||Contributor(s):||Bird-Gardiner, Tracie L (author); Brown, Daniel (author); Smith, J L (author); Mortimer, S I (author)||Publication Date:||2013||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13831||Abstract:||Flystrike records from the Sheep CRC Information Nucleus Flock (IN) were evaluated to assess the influence of sex, birth and rearing type, dam age and sire and dam breed on yearling breech and non-breech strike. Heritability of breech and non-breech strike was estimated under a range of different models, on data comprising records from progeny of three genotypes, namely Merino, Maternal-Merino and Terminal cross, run in a variable non-seasonal rainfall environment. Observed heritability estimates ranged from 0.30 ± 0.10 to 0.43 ± 0.13 for breech strike and 0.16 ± 0.06 to 0.32 ± 0.16 for non-breech strike across genotypes and models. Heritability estimates for both traits on the underlying scale were all high (>0.6), with large standard errors. Flystrike was found to have a similar heritability to estimates obtained in other environments. The identification of key indicator traits for non-seasonal rainfall environments is warranted.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||20th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: Translating Science into Action, Napier, New Zealand, 20th - 23rd October, 2013||Conference Details:||20th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: Translating Science into Action, Napier, New Zealand, 20th - 23rd October, 2013||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the Twentieth Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, p. 183-186||Publisher:||AAABG: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics||Place of Publication:||Palmerston North, New Zealand||Field of Research (FOR):||070201 Animal Breeding
070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
|Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||830311 Sheep - Wool||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/proceedings20.php||Series Name:||Proceedings of the AAABG ... Conference||Series Number :||20||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 164
|Appears in Collections:||Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)|
Files in This Item:
checked on May 3, 2019
Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.