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dc.contributor.authorYapi, C.V.
dc.contributor.authorOya, A.
dc.contributor.authorRege, J.E.O.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T06:09:17Z
dc.date.available2014-10-31T06:09:17Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.isbnISBN 088955-366-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/50486
dc.description.abstractA selection programme (PNSO) was set up in 1983 in Cote d'Ivoire to increase growth and liveweight of the indigenous Djallonke sheep, using open nucleus breeding system. Selection was based on male individual weight at 80, 180 and 365 days of age. This paper Reports results of analyses of 10,417 records on 80 day weights (WT80) of lambs born between 1984 and 1992 from 29 participating farmers. Male and single born lambs outweighed female and multiple born lambs by 0.8 and 1.7 kg, respectively. Lambs born in hot and wet season had the highest WT80 whereas cool and wet season born lambs had the lowest weights. Repeatability and heritability of WT80 were estimated at .196 and .065, respectively. Although the effect of year of birth was significant, there was an up and down trend in WT80, leading to significant negative phenotypic (-152 g/year) and environmental (-180 g/year) trends. Estimated breeding value for WT80 increased, on average, by 28 g/year during the study period.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisher6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
dc.subjectCOTE D IVOIRE
dc.subjectSHEEP
dc.subjectANIMAL BREEDING
dc.subjectNULEUS
dc.subjectEVALUATION
dc.subjectGROWTH
dc.titleEvaluation of an open nucleus breeding programme for growth of the Djallonke sheep in Cote d'Ivoire
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.subject.ilriSHEEP
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL BREEDING
cg.subject.ilriBREEDS
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryCOTE D'IVOIRE


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