NCR397, Reviewed October 1993
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According to this publication, sheep should be chosen for traits that are economically important, possible to measure, that can thrive in the given environment and that can maximize production efficiency. Some of the desired economic traits covered include those of reproduction, growth, wool production and others. A table ranks the major sheep breeds according to the desired traits. The information found here can help a producer begin to use genetics and heritability as a tool to flock improvement.
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