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The relationships between faecal worm egg count and subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock
(South African Society for Animal Science, 2014-08-02)
Subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits form part of the selection objective in wool sheep enterprises. The present study investigated the genetic, phenotypic and environmental correlations for nematode resistance ...
Conception rate and fecundity of Dohne Merino ewes in a continuous mating system
(South African Society for Animal Science, 2014-08-24)
A study was conducted to evaluate the conception rate and fecundity of Dohne Merino ewes in an intensive sheep production system, where continuous mating was applied. The study was conducted at the Kromme Rhee research ...
Genetic parameters and relationships of faecal worm egg count with objectively measured wool traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock
(South African Society for Animal Science, 2014-07-09)
The costs of internal parasite control and treatment are potentially very high in grazing sheep. Faecal worm egg count (FEC) has been suggested as a suitable criterion for selection for resistance to nematode infestation ...