TITLE

High EBVs, high performance

AUTHOR(S)
Hunt, Jeremy; Buss, Jessica
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;10/25/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 17, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the findings of a trial by the Northern Upland Sheep Strategy organization in England on the benefits of the use of rams with high Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) to produce lamb. Increase in the weaning weight of lambs bred from high EBV rams; Increase in financial returns; Improvement in lamb muscle score.
ACCESSION #
8653688

 

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