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|Title:||Relationships among temperament and production traits of pigs||Contributor(s):||Hansson, Anna (author); Crump, Ronald Edward (author); Graser, Hans Ulrich (author); Sokolinski, R (author)||Publication Date:||2005||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4554||Abstract:||Measures of temperament and production traits were analysed from 4,879 nucleus pigs. Genetic parameters for flight time (FT), standard deviation of multiple weights recorded over 20 seconds (SDWT), average daily gain (ADG), back fat (BF) and muscle depth (MD) were estimated. Flight time (0.20 ± 0.04) and SDWT (0.11 ± 0.03) were both heritable and negatively genetically correlated (-0.46 ± 0.14). Both temperament traits had favourable low to moderate genetic correlations with ADG, positive and negative respectively (FT: 0.21 ± 0.16; SDWT: -0.29 ± 0.19), but had unfavourable correlations with BF (FT: 0.26 ± 0.11; SDWT: -0.22 ± 0.14) of a similar magnitude. The genetic relationships between FT and SDWT with MD were negligible. All genetic correlation estimates had large standard errors. The results indicate that further research into FT and SDWT for pigs could lead to their use as selection criteria.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Details:||16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Noosa Lakes, Australia, 25th September - 28th September, 2005||Source of Publication:||Application of new genetic technologies to animal breeding: Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, p. 141-144||Publisher:||CSIRO Publishing||Place of Publication:||Collingwood, Victoria, Australia||ISSN:||1328-3227||Field of Research (FOR):||070201 Animal Breeding||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||830308 Pigs||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/13321110
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