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Genetic evaluation of growth of Dorper sheep in semi-arid Kenya using random regression models
Data consisting of 8922 weight records from 2642 Dorpersheep from 20 to 380 days of age spanning 1981–1996 were used to model the growth trajectory using randomregression (RR) and estimate genetic parameters. The independent ...
Economic values for production and functional traits and assessment of their influence on genetic improvement in the Boran cattle in Kenya
(Wiley Online Library, 2006-01-11)
Economic values for production (sale weight in steers, SWs, kg and heifers, SWh, kg; dressing percentage, DP; consumable meat percentage, CMP and milk yield, MY, kg) and functional (cow weight, CoWT, kg; cow survival rate, ...
Trait improvement and monetary returns in alternative closed and open nucleus breeding programmes for Boran cattle reared in semi-arid tropics
This paper aimed at evaluating closed and open nucleus schemes for Boran cattle based on genetic and economic merits of three alternative breeding programmes; 1) breeding programme closed to the members of the Boran Cattle ...