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|Title:||Breeding to Improve Meat Eating Quality in Terminal Sire Sheep Breeds||Contributor(s):||Swan, Andrew (author); Pleasants, T (author); Pethick, David W (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19025||Open Access Link:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/AAABG21papers/Swan21029.pdf||Abstract:||An economic value for sheep meat eating quality was derived using consumer taste panel sensory trait scores and willingness to pay data. Improving eating quality by one score generated a price premium to commercial producers of $0.15/kg relative to a carcass price of $4.50/kg. Eating quality was included in a breeding objective with growth and lean meat yield. Under selection index scenarios modelled, simultaneous improvement of all traits was only possible with genomic testing of male selection candidates due to antagonistic correlations involving yield, eating quality, intramuscular fat, and shear force. Economic gain could be increased by up to 20% compared to current industry selection indexes.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||21st Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Lorne, Australia, 28th - 30th September, 2015||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. 29-32||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 Outcome Codes:||830310 Sheep - Meat||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: 91
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