Abstract

{The wildlife industry in South Africa has shown immense growth since the 1990's brought about by the private game segment. In recent years, trophy quality Cape buffaloes have achieved extremely high prices for breeding animals. Much of the economic value of these animals can be attributed to horn size which is important for breeding and hunting purposes. The main objective of the study was to estimate variance components for horn traits of economic important as well as to develop guidelines for recording of these traits. To date no quantitative genetic analysis has been done for any traits in Cape buffalo. The total number of horn measurement records included in the evaluation was n =945 for outer spread (BHSO)

Alfredo Lepori, Charne Josling, Frikkie Neser, Paul Lubout, Japie Van Wyk

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Electronic Poster Session - Species - Other, , 530, 2018
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