Carcass data were obtained on 31 single, twin, and triplet D ’Man lambs, which were slaughtered at 28 kg live weight. There was indication of within breed genetic variation for carcass composition traits. However, type of birth and rearing made little if any difference to body composition. It is concluded that meat quality may not be depressed by moderate levels of prolificacy.

M. Bourfia, M. Echiguer

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XV. Beef cattle, sheep and pig genetics and breeding, fibre, fur and meat quality., , 104–107, 1990
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