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Title: Extreme ewes: Fleece weight selection - wool, lambs or meat?
Contributor(s): Refshauge, Peter Gordon (author); Hatcher, S (author); Hinch, Geoffrey  (author)orcid ; Hopkins, D L (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: The negative genetic correlation between clean fleece weight (CFW) and fat depth (Fogarty et al. 2003) is under investigation. Adams et al. (2004) found that as CFW increased, the ability of Merinos to store fat declined under low and moderate feed conditions. The biological impact of reduced body fat during times of nutritional stress is likely to extend to various aspects of reproduction, including fertility, lamb survival, lamb weight (Cloete et al. 2004) and meat quality (Pethick et al. 2005). This paper reports the responses to a regime of restricted feed intake among ewes selected for high (H) and low (L) CFW and (H) and low (L) bodyweight (BWT), after 8 months of treatment.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 2006 Australian Sheep Industry CRC Conference, Orange, Australia, 22nd - 23rd February, 2006
Conference Details: 2006 Australian Sheep Industry CRC Conference, Orange, Australia, 22nd - 23rd February, 2006
Source of Publication: Wool Meets Meat - Tools for a modern sheep enterprise: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Sheep Industry Cooperative Research Centre Conference, p. 254-255
Publisher: Australian Sheep Industry Co-operative Research Centre (CRC)
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070206 Animal Reproduction
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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