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PR – An International Comparison Of The Main Meat Sheep Genetic Schemes

Meat sheep genetic schemes are compared in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom and France thanks to interviews of professionals and regarding their organizations, genetic traits, innovations and economic. It appears that tools are rather similar but the cost of genetic control and indexation, selected animals and insemination are significantly diverse. Genomic is implemented all over the studied countries and should be a major change for the genetic improvement, with more efficiency in countries which have a reliable and centralized control system and database.

Keywords: lamb, mutton, selection, organizations, management

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Author(s): de Rancourt, M., Raoul, J.

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Organizations(s): EI PURPAN, University of Toulouse, French Livestock Institute, Toulouse