Will super juniper-eating sires produce super juniper-eating offspring?

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Will super juniper-eating sires produce super juniper-eating offspring?

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Cody B.
dc.contributor.author Tidwell, Kendall W.
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creator Tidwell, Kendall
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-03T16:43:01Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-03T16:42:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-03T16:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-03T16:42:57Z
dc.date.created 2010-12
dc.date.issued 2011-03-03
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/ETD-ASU-2010-12-8
dc.description.abstract When preconditioned in pens, goats develop a preference for juniper on pasture. The objective of this study was to see if sires selectively bred for high juniper consumption produce offspring that consume more juniper than offspring from sires chosen for production characteristics. Five sires chosen for high juniper consumption and five sires chosen for production characteristics were bred to 7 does each (n= 70). Kids were weaned at 90 days of age and placed in individual pens for feeding trials. Consumption of juniper was measured and compared among sire groups. Body condition scores and weights were taken and compared among sire groups after goats were on feed for 30 days following each feeding trial. There were no differences in juniper consumption, body condition scores, and weights among treatments. Goats increased juniper consumption daily in individual pens.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Heritability
dc.subject Redberry
dc.subject Genetics
dc.subject Preconditioning
dc.subject.lcsh Goats
dc.subject.lcsh Feeding and feeds
dc.subject.lcsh Genetics
dc.subject.lcsh Feed utilization efficiency
dc.subject.lcsh Redberry juniper
dc.subject.lcsh Junipers
dc.subject.lcsh Research
dc.title Will super juniper-eating sires produce super juniper-eating offspring?
dc.date.updated 2011-03-03T16:43:01Z
dc.type.material text *
dc.type.genre thesis *
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Animal Science
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Agriculture
dc.contributor.committeeMember Simpson, Warren K.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Walker, John W.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Salisbury, Micheal W.

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