Data fran 2171 ewe records of DOhne merino, S.A. Mutton merino and Dorper ewes was analysed on reproductive, growth and ewe performance in an accelerated 1 anting system. The effect of breed was significant for most production parameters with Dorper superior on reproductive and growth performance. With wool production included, the Dtthne merino, known as a breed for use in extensive systems, was superior in both total production and efficiency parameters.

S. J Schoeman

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., , 373–376, 1990
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