FA-JJ-19 Linebreeding and inbreeding in sheep

  • Author:
    Jeanette Johnsen
  • Level:
  • Study time:
    0:53 hours
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Course overview
The lecture examines purebred, line breeding and inbreeding in sheep.

You will get acquainted with parentage, kinship and calculation of inbreeding coefficient.

Recessive defects, effective population size and inbreeding depression in sheep farming are reviewed, and concluded with an example from Iceland.

What happens in nature if the inbreeding rate increases in a population is reviewed by an example.
  • Video time: 0:53 hours
  • Exams: Yes

Jeanette Johnsen

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About Jeanette Johnsen
Founder and Head Editor of Farmingacademy.eu. Born in Denmark in 1970. Master's degree in Animal Science (Candidatus Agromae) from The University of Copenhagen, Life Science in 2000.