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Title: An integrated progeny test for the Australian Sheep Industry
Contributor(s): Banks, Robert  (author); Van Der Werf, Julius Herman  (author)orcid ; Gibson, John Paul  (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9775
Abstract: The Australian sheep industry has made significant progress in its use of quantitative genetics technology since the late 1980's, beginning with the introduction of LAMBPLAN (Banks, 1994) and more recently MerinoSelect, both now delivered through Sheep Genetics Australia (SGA) which integrated several previous separate, smaller programs within Merinos (Brown, these proceedings). There has been steady growth in numbers of animals recorded on-farm within the terminal sire, dual-purpose and Merino gene pools, to the point where annual intakes of recorded animals are approximately 100,000, 25,000 and 100,000 animals respectively. Genetic progress has accelerated (Banks, 2005), most noticeably within terminal sires, where the rate of improvement in the index is 0.5 standard deviations per year, utilizing both within and across breed variation.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 13th - 18th August, 2006
Conference Details: 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 13th - 18th August, 2006
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
Publisher: SBMA: Sociedade Brasileira de Melhoramento Animal [Brazilian Society of Animal Breeding]
Place of Publication: Brazil
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://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20063170220.html
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