Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits of the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock

White, Jason D., Allingham, Peter G., Gorman, Chris M., Emery, David L., Hynd, Philip, Owens, John, Bell, Amy, Siddell, Jason, Harper, Greg, Hayes, Ben J., Daetwyler, Hans D., Usmar, Jonathan, Goddard, Mike E., Henshall, John M., Dominik, Sonja, Brewer, Heather, van der Werf, Julius H. J., Nicholas, Frank W., Warner, Robyn, Hofmyer, Chris, Longhurst, Terry, Fisher, Troy, Swan, Paul, Forage, Rob and Oddy, V. Hutton (2012) Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits of the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock. Animal Production Science, 52 2-3: 157-171. doi:10.1071/AN11085


Author White, Jason D.
Allingham, Peter G.
Gorman, Chris M.
Emery, David L.
Hynd, Philip
Owens, John
Bell, Amy
Siddell, Jason
Harper, Greg
Hayes, Ben J.
Daetwyler, Hans D.
Usmar, Jonathan
Goddard, Mike E.
Henshall, John M.
Dominik, Sonja
Brewer, Heather
van der Werf, Julius H. J.
Nicholas, Frank W.
Warner, Robyn
Hofmyer, Chris
Longhurst, Terry
Fisher, Troy
Swan, Paul
Forage, Rob
Oddy, V. Hutton
Title Design and phenotyping procedures for recording wool, skin, parasite resistance, growth, carcass yield and quality traits of the SheepGENOMICS mapping flock
Journal name Animal Production Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1836-0939
1836-5787
Publication date 2012-03-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AN11085
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue 2-3
Start page 157
End page 171
Total pages 15
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Language eng
Abstract A major aim of the research program known as SheepGENOMICS was to deliver DNA markers for commercial breeding programs. To that end, a resource flock was established, comprehensively phenotyped and genotyped with DNA markers. The flock of nearly 5000 sheep, born over two consecutive years, was extensively phenotyped, with more than 100 recorded observations being made on most of the animals. This generated more than 460000 records over 17 months of gathering information on each animal. Here, we describe the experimental design and sample-collection procedures, and provide a summary of the basic measurements taken. Data from this project are being used to identify collections of genome markers for estimating genomic breeding values for new sheep industry traits.
Keyword Commercial traits
QTL screen
Sheep phenotypes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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