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Project No: AP1/15

Title: Evaluation of selection criteria for reproduction in Dohne Merino sheep
Project Leader: WJ Olivier Starting date: January 2011
Partners: Closing date: December 2020
 
Objectives: Evaluate direct selection for reproduction under natural pastures against the selection procedures followed within the stud industry
Calculate the genetic gain that can be achieved through direct or indirect selection for reproduction
Quantify the effect of selection for reproduction on body weights at different ages, wool production and wool characteristics and reproductive traits
Quantify the effect of the selection procedure followed within the stud industry on body weights at different ages, body dimensions, wool production and wool characteristics and reproductive traits
Collect production and reproduction data on all animals
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