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

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Title: Will super juniper-eating sires produce super juniper-eating offspring?
Author: Tidwell, Kendall W.
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 .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /ETD -ASU -2010 -12 -8
Date: 2011-03-03

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Tidwell, Kendall W. Will super juniper-eating sires produce super juniper-eating offspring?. Master's thesis, Angelo State University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /ETD -ASU -2010 -12 -8 .

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