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|Title:||Merino Breeding Objectives Under Climate Change||Contributor(s):||Graham, P (author); Swan, Andrew (author); Banks, Robert (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19036||Open Access Link:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/AAABG21papers/Graham21245.pdf||Abstract:||Breeding objectives were constructed for Merino enterprises operating in environments subject to forecast climate changes to 2030. These were derived using gross margins per dry sheep equivalent (DSE) from the GrassGro pasture model at three locations in New South Wales, Yass, Woolbrook, and Narrandera, and two enterprises, wool and dual purpose. Gross margins were predicted to be lower under forecast climate change, particularly at Narrandera. Simple breeding objectives were derived using GrassGro data, and selection index predictions based on these showed that losses in profitability could mostly be offset, and improved. The GrassGro breeding objectives were strongly correlated with those currently used in the MERINOSELECT genetic evaluation system, although there were differences in outcomes for body weight.||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. 245-248||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:||830311 Sheep - Wool||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: 72
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