Variation between Merino sires in lamb carcass value

Suzanne Mortimer, J L Smith, B C Hine, Stephanie Fowler, Benjamin Holman, David Hopkins, Kathryn Egerton-Warburton, A Swan

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    Abstract

    Carcass value and its components were evaluated for a range of Merino sires based on progeny performance in diverse climates and production systems. Sire adjusted means for carcass value had a range of $31.33 under a mixed farming system while the range under a fine wool production system was $62.48. This preliminary analysis shows that considerable variation exists in carcass value of individual Merino sires when based on a simple economic model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
    PublisherUniversity of New England
    Pages252-255
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    Event24th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics - Online
    Duration: 02 Nov 202104 Nov 2021
    https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/admin/files/179190308/211011_AAABG_24_Proceedings_Complete.pdf (Proceedings)
    https://eventstudio.eventsair.com/aaabg2021/ (Conference website)
    https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairaueprod/production-eventstudio-public/211926a662fc46fba97765c357abf0df (Conference program)

    Publication series

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    ISSN (Electronic)1328-3227

    Conference

    Conference24th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
    Abbreviated titleWidening the range of technologies used in animal breeding and genetics
    Period02/11/2104/11/21
    OtherThe theme of the 24th Conference is ‘Widening the range of technologies used in animal
    breeding and genetics’ with an emphasis on the many new tools that are now available to improve
    animal breeding programs. These tools range from novel methods for developing additional
    phenotypes to innovative molecular approaches to increase the accuracy of genetic selection.
    Despite the changed conditions that many delegates have found themselves working under
    during the last 18 months, I am delighted to note that this has not slowed down the contribution of
    papers to AAABG. Overall, we have well over 140 papers for presentation at the 24th conference.
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