Generating estimated breeding values for postnatal lamb survival – phase II
Genetic parameters for lamb survival were produced and now await implementation.
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About this project
To determine if data already held by Signet Breeding Services can be used to identify genetic differences between breeding lines for lamb survival.
Project Aims & Objectives:
- To identify an approach through which survival can be deduced
- To determine if genetic differences between different breeding lines exist
- To identify if existing datasets are suitable for this type of analysis
- Work out the heritability of this trait in three datasets
Extract data from BASCO for Texel, Dorset and Lleyn sheep and analyse in an approach already used and documented in the analysis of Scottish Blackface data.