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Title: Genetic relationships between measures of temperament in Australian and French Limousin cattle
Contributor(s): Donoghue, Katherine  (author); Sapa, J (author); Phocas, Florence (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Docile cattle are preferred by beef cattle breeders for ease of handling and management. Genetic correlations between temperament and meat quality traits in tropically adapted breeds indicate that more docile animals have more tender meat (Kadel et al., 2006). An EBV for docility was first introduced for Australian Limousin in 2000 and genetic progress has been made. Many Australian Limousin calves are sired by imported bulls, mainly from France, USA, Canada and UK. While animals in individual and progeny test stations in France have temperament records, currently an EBV for docility is not available. French AI sires account for a significant number of calves registered each year in Australia (8% in 2004), thus future genetic improvement in Australian Limousin for docility could be boosted by the documentation of genetic merit for docility in France. The aim of this study was to investigate genetic relationships between measures of docility in Australia and France.
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
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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