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Title: The Information Nucleus: Genetically Improving Australian Lamb Production
Contributor(s): Mortimer, Susan (author); Pearce, Kelly (author); Jacobs, Robin (author); Hopkins, David L (author); Warner, Robin (author); Geesink, Gerrit  (author); Hocking Edwards, Janelle (author); Van Der Werf, Julius H  (author)orcid ; Ball, Alex (author)
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6165
Abstract: Progress with the implementation of the Information Nucleus and Next Generation Meat Quality programs of the CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation is described in relation to the estimation of quantitative genetic parameters for meat production and consumer-relevant traits. The traits have importance for the prediction of lean meat yield, understanding the biochemistry of meat quality traits, consumer acceptability, eating quality acceptability and nutritional value of lamb. Measurements of a comprehensive range of carcass, meat and growth traits are nearing completion on 2007 drop progeny and have commenced on 2008 drop progeny, with records available from up to 2000 animals within each drop. Initial analyses of carcass and meat traits (predicted lean meat yield and tenderness) indicate that sufficient genetic variation exists in novel meat traits which could be used in sheep genetic improvement programs.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Barossa Valley, Australia, 27th September - 2nd October, 2009
Conference Details: 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Barossa Valley, Australia, 27th September - 2nd October, 2009
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: Matching Genetics and Environment - a New Look at an Old Topic, v.18, p. 426-429
Publisher: AAABG: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Place of Publication: Taringa, Australia
ISSN: 1328-3227
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830310 Sheep - Meat
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://aaabg.org/aaabg18/
http://www.aaabg.org/proceedings18/files/mortimer426.pdf
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/36420775
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