Data fran 2171 ewe records of DOhne merino, S.A. Mutton merino and Dorper ewes was analysed on reproductive, growth and ewe performance in an accelerated 1 anting system. The effect of breed was significant for most production parameters with Dorper superior on reproductive and growth performance. With wool production included, the Dtthne merino, known as a breed for use in extensive systems, was superior in both total production and efficiency parameters.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XV. Beef cattle, sheep and pig genetics and breeding, fibre, fur and meat quality., , 373–376, 1990
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