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    PHILOSOPHY on the value of COMPARISON TRIALS

    Author:  Jim Shepherd

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  • Rams
    Genetic aspects of greasy wool colour assessments in Merino sheep

    Author: Daniel J. Brown

    Article Type: General Articles

    This is an article written for the International Journal of Sheep and Wool Science by Daniel J. Brown

    Extracts from report

  • breeding ewes
    Incorporating subjectively assessed sheep and wool traits into genetic evaluations

    Incorporating subjectively assessed sheep and wool traits into genetic evaluations

    Author: 

     D. J. Brown

    Article Type: 

    General Articles

    Keywords: wool traits, subjective, objective, genetic correlation

    Extracts from report

  • Sunset
    The Pedigree Match Maker Story

    The Pedigree Match Maker Story

    Author: 

     Robert Mortimer

    Article Type: 

    General Articles

    The Pedigree Matchmaker Story

  • Sheep
    Controlling Inbreeding

    Author: Mark Mortimer

    Article Type: General Articles

    It is a deliberate policy at Centre Plus to keep the Average inbreeding coefficient as low as possible. Simm’s [1] describes the inbreeding coefficient as the probability that two alleles at any locus are identical by decent. For example mating two half sibs together would produce an animal that has a 12.5% chance of inheriting the same genes from both parents.