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|Title:||Is Fibre Comfort Factor Required in Merino Breeding Programs?||Contributor(s):||Hatcher, S (author); Brown, Daniel (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19038||Open Access Link:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/AAABG21papers/Hatcher21205.pdf||Abstract:||Genetic parameters for fibre comfort factor (FCF) and correlations with key production traits were estimated from research (Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation Information Nucleus) and industry data (Sheep Genetics MERINOSELECT). FCF is moderately to highly heritable and genetically consistent through life, with the yearling, hogget and adult expressions phenotypically (0.54 to 0.73) and genetically (0.97 to 0.98) correlated. The strong genetic correlations (rg) between FCF and both fibre diameter (FD) and FD standard deviation (FDSD) (range -0.58 and -0.92) indicate that selection to reduce FD or FDSD will generate favourable correlated increases in FCF. There would be little to be gained from including FCF in Merino breeding programs with an existing emphasis on reducing FD and it would be difficult for medium to strong wool breeders to add FCF to their breeding programs and maintain FD.||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. 205-208||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):||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: 30|
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