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Title: Fibre diameter variation as a measure of resilience in sheep
Contributor(s): Smith, E G  (author); Walkom, S F  (author)orcid ; Clark, S A orcid 
Publication Date: 2023-07-26
Open Access: Yes
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The ability to select sheep which have a greater capacity to overcome environmental fluctuations is topical given the severity of climatic events, labour shortages and increased productive demands (lamb, meat and wool). In this paper, we review the possibility of using variation in fibre diameter (FD), measured along the wool staple as an indicator of how sheep respond to the fluctuations of their environment.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: AAABG 2023: 25th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Perth, Australia, 26th - 28th July, 2023
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, v.25, p. 63-66
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG)
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 1328-3227
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300305 Animal reproduction and breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100412 Sheep for meat
100413 Sheep for wool
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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