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Initiative 71

Understanding the genetic relationship between feed efficiency, methane production and reproduction in sheep

This project will fill a significant research gap by seeking to determine the genetic relationship between feed efficiency, methane production and reproduction in sheep. This project uses whole-farm modelling to re-evaluate the scope for sheep selection strategies to reduce methane emissions and improve whole-farm profitability

What are we doing?

This project will develop practical selection indices for sheep producers that will profitably incorporate reducing methane emissions into existing sheep breeding programs.

Timing:

June 2016

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