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Effects of site of assessment and variation in wool quality traits on the tactile assessment of textural greasy wool handle

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posted on 2024-06-17, 10:53 authored by JWV Preston, S Hatcher, BA Mcgregor
Variation in textural greasy wool handle across the fleece of Merino sheep was explored. Results demonstrate that there were significant differences across nine sites on the fleece. The inclusion of the covariates fibre diameter, fibre diameter co-efficient of variation, staple length, dust penetration, staple structure, greasy wool colour and resistance to compression, helped to explain some of the variation in textural greasy wool handle between sites such that site of assessment was no longer a significant factor (P ≤ 0.065). However, in practice, those involved with clip preparation or sheep selection based on textural greasy wool handle assessment are unlikely to have these measurements available. The results highlight the importance of nominating a site of assessment when recording textural greasy wool handle. © CSIRO 2014.

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Journal

Animal Production Science

Volume

54

Pagination

1665-1670

Location

Clayton, VIC

ISSN

1836-0939

eISSN

1836-5787

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, CSIRO Publishing

Issue

10

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

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