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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) ; 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||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||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20063170220.html||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 166
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