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|Title:||Genetic and Phenotypic Relationships between Kid Survival and Birth Weight in Australian Meat Goats||Contributor(s):||Aldridge, Michael Nicholas (author); Brown, Daniel (author); Pitchford, Wayne S (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19012||Open Access Link:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/AAABG21papers/Aldridge21350.pdf||Abstract:||The Australian goat industry would like to improve reproductive rate by increasing kid survival. Parameter estimates for kid survival and correlated traits are yet to be reported. A preliminary analysis of birth weight and survival was conducted using 16,050 records from industry herds. The heritability for birth weight (0.32±0.029) was similar to previous reports, but the heritability for kid survival (0.29±0.024) was higher than expected in comparison to other breeds of goats and sheep. The phenotypic variance for birth weight is similar to those previously reported for Boer goats. For a binomial trait there was moderate variation in kid survival with a phenotypic deviation of 0.288, birth weight had a moderate amount of variation with a standard deviation of 0.599kg. The lowest kid survival rates occur in animals less than 2.5kg with survival rates between 67% and 85%, while animals over 2.5kg had survival rates between 92% and 98%, the overall mean for survival was 85%. The phenotypic correlation estimate of 0.16 is low but positive for birth weight and survival. The genetic correlation was also positive and high at 0.54±0.068. Improving survival could potentially be achieved either with direct selection or indirect selection with birth weight.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Details:||21st Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Lorne, Australia, 28th - 30th September, 2015||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the Twenty-first Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, p. 350-353||Publisher:||AAABG: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics||Place of Publication:||Bundoora, Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||070201 Animal Breeding||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||830304 Goats||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/proceedings21.php||Series Name:||Proceedings of the AAABG ... Conference||Series Number :||21||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 52|
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