• Nitrogen retention response to the abomasal infusion of amino acids in South African Mutton Merino lambs 

      Ferreira, A. V.; Van der Merwe, H. J.; Fair, M. D. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2002)
      The nitrogen (N) retention response to the abomasal infusion of amino acids in South African Mutton Merino ram lambs fed a standard finishing diet was investigated. The basal diet consisted of (g/kg air dry weight): 300 ...
    • Parameter estimates for reproductive output and product quality traits of ostrich females within breeding seasons 

      Fair, M. D.; Van Wyk, J. B.; Cloete, S. W. P. (Schalk Willem Petrus van der Merwe) (South African Society for Animal Science, 2011)
      Data involving monthly records of egg production (EP), chick production (CP), hatchability (H), mean egg weight (MEW) and mean day-old chick weight (MCW) were analysed using REML procedures. All traits were treated as hen ...
    • Pedigree analysis of an ostrich breeding flock 

      Fair, M. D.; Van Wyk, J. B.; Cloete, S. W. P. (Schalk Willem Petrus van der Merwe) (South African Society for Animal Science, 2012)
      Pedigree records, maintained from 1978 to 2005 at the Oudtshoorn Research Farm, South Africa, of 40 074 birds of a pair-breeding ostrich flock were used to estimate the effective number of founders (fe), the effective ...