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National Sheep Resource Flock 2014-2019

Project start date: 21 October 2014
Project end date: 30 June 2020
Publication date: 01 June 2019
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Sheep, Lamb


This project engages the University of New England as the managing agent of the MLA Resource Flock. The Resource Flock is required to underpin and further develop both traditional and genomic selection principles delivered to industry by Sheep Genetics, especially for hard to measure laboratory traits (or phenotypes) like meat yield, shear force tenderness, and intramuscular fat of lamb meat.

In addition the flocks are used for numerous other experiments such as testing the effects of stress on meat phenotypes and also for calibration of carcase and meat quality measurement devices.

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