Project Details


The project will measure a variety of phenotypes contributing towards sustainable sheep production systems, including: methane via portable accumulation chambers (PACs), CT traits (incl. rumen volume), feed efficiency, rumen microbiome, disease resistance, performance in commercial flocks of maternal sheep breeds.

Outputs: Estimated breeding values (EBVs) and genomic breeding values (GEBVs); selection index with green weightings

SRUC contribution would provide the main scientific outputs (genetic parameters, index development), as well as planning routes to implementation (EGENES input), and providing equipment / services for taking most of the new trait measurements (CT, PAC, FI, rumen microbiome).
Effective start/end date1/06/2331/05/26


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