Rates of genetic progress made by Dual Purpose and Terminal Sire flocks in the New Zealand sheep industry between 1990 and 2007 have previously been examined (Amer 2009) and showed substantial gains in the rate of progress since the introduction of Sheep Improvement Ltd. (SIL) and SIL-ACE (Advanced Central Evaluation). Key findings from this earlier study showed that the rates of genetic progress doubled following the introduction of SIL, and increased by a further 50% after the introduction of the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Central Progeny test (CPT), which effectively evaluates the performance of key industry sires, providing the ... continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 72, Christchurch, 159-162, 2012
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