Genetic statistical analysis of field data on fattening and carcass composition traits in meat sheep breeds from Schleswig-Holstein


Savas T. , ROHE R., KALM E.

ZUCHTUNGSKUNDE, vol.73, no.1, pp.62-73, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : ZUCHTUNGSKUNDE
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-73

Abstract

The production of lamb meat is of highest economic value in sheep production. For efficient production of slaughter lambs, the main breeding goals are high reproduction of ewes and high improvement of fattening and carcass composition performances. Objectives of this study were the development of a genetic statistical model for estimation of breeding values for fattening and carcass traits recorded on field-tested meat sheep from Schleswig-Holstein and the estimation of the genetic parameters of these traits.