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|Title:||Body length and its genetic relationships with production and reproduction traits in pigs||Contributor(s):||Nakavisut, Sansak (author); Crump, Ronald Edward (author); Graser, Hans-Ulrich (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9783||Abstract:||Body length in pigs has been reported to be heritable with heritability estimates ranging from 0.12 to 0.62 (Kim et al., 1996; Cho et al., 1998; Johnson and Nugent, 2003; Hofer, 2004). Body length is directly associated with carcass length. Measuring body length is simple and not costly. Compared to reproduction traits body length can be measured on younger animals and from both sexes. Considering these characteristics, body length could be used as one of the selection criteria to improve production and reproduction traits in pigs. However, studies on genetic relationships between body length and other production and reproduction traits have not been found in the literature. The aim of this study was to estimate genetic correlations of body length with production and reproduction traits.||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||HERDC Category Description:||E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20063169716.html||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 132
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