Abstract

(Co)variance estimates for reproduction and wool traits are reported for Merino ewes divergently selected for multiple rearing ability. Estimates of h2 were 0.09 for number of lambs born (LB), 0.04 for number weaned (LW), 0.07 for total weight of lamb weaned (TWW), 0.32 for clean yield (CY), 0.44 for clean fleece weight (CFW), 0.28 for staple length (SL), 0.12 for staple strength (SS), 0.75 for fibre diameter (FD) and 0.71 for

P. Naidoo, S. WP Cloete

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume , , 05.15, 2006
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