Selecting High Performing Angoras

  • 59 pages

  • Published: 30 Sep 2005

  • Author(s): Ferguson, M.B., McGregor, B.A.

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The Australian Mohair Industry has identified genetic improvement as one of its priorities. In order for genetic improvement to occur across the national flock there is a requirement for an accurate means by which superior bucks can be identified. This project aimed to develop a model for progeny testing mohair goats that could be used by industry to accurately assess bucks. As part of this process eleven bucks were comprehensively evaluated through detailed assessment of the performance of their progeny. This report describes the method used to evaluate the bucks and provides a model that can be followed by industry. It also provides extensive information on the bucks that were evaluated.