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Genetic-economic evaluation of traits in a goose meat enterprise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10465389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Goose can be considered as an additional and inexpensive meat source, provided that the marketing age does not exceed 8 weeks. Using the ability of geese to eat grass may reduce the intake of concentrated food up to 30%. 2. According to an equation developed, growth rate accounts for about 58% of the annual breeding gains, egg number 28%, feather yield 10%, fertility and mortality about 2%. These values are about the same for a wide range of food prices. 3. Employing realistic values for expected annual genetic gains reveals that the customary practice of keeping breeders for 5 to 6 years should be replaced by a much shorter cycle of 3 years because the economic gain from the shorter generation interval of selection exceeds the replacement costs.
B A Shalev; H Pasternak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-30     Completed Date:  1999-09-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Breeding / economics,  methods*
Costs and Cost Analysis
Embryo, Nonmammalian
Geese / genetics*,  growth & development
Meat / economics,  standards*
Weight Gain

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