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Title: Effect of myostatin mutant alleles, nutrition and ractopamine on the growth of wether lambs
Contributor(s): Haynes, Fay Emma Milton (author); McDonagh, M B (author); Greenwood, Paul (author); Oddy, Hutton (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Genotype, nutrition and metabolic modifiers contribute to variation in live weight and the composition of live weight gain in sheep. A naturally occurring myostatin (MSTN) mutant allele has been associated with increased muscle content and reduced fat content in lambs (Kijas et al., 2007). Higher nutrient intake and metabolic modifiers such as β-adrenergic agonists can also improve growth and carcass characteristics (Koomaraie et al., 1991). The aim of this experiment was to investigate interactions between the myostatin allele, nutrition and the β-adrenergic agonist, ractopamine (RAC), on the growth and carcass attributes of lambs.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - Australia, Armidale, Australia, 12th July - 15th July 2009
Source of Publication: Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition - Australia, v.17, p. 173-173
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 0819-4823
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
070202 Animal Growth and Development
070204 Animal Nutrition
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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