Chapters in the Book

1.    The Production Equation

2.    Aspects of Constitution - Mental Constitution

3.    Aspects of Constitution - Physical Constitution

4.    Conformation

5.    Constitution x Conformation Interaction & Resistance to Footrot

6.    Feed Intake and Grazing Efficiency

7.    Conversion of Feed to Product, Dry Sheep Equivalents, Roundworms of the Intestines

8.    Growth and Development

9.    Longevity and Ageing

10.  Nature v Nurture (Genotype v Phenotype)

11.  Selection - Survival of the Fittest

12.  Ascent of Man - Natural v Artificial Selection

13.  Legacy of the Fine Wools - Starvation Fineness

14.  Legacy of the Fine Wools - Crimp Frequency v fibre Diameter]

15.  Measurement as an Aid to Selection

16.  Index Selection

17.  Concept of Balance

18.  Sequel to the Vermont Delusion

19.  Components of Wool Weight

20.  TEAM Formulae

21.  Nature of Reversion

22.  New Aims for Sheep Breeders (Micron Madness) or, More History of the Failures

23.  Made. U-turn - Reproduction

24.  Sheep Meat Production

25.  Sheep Dairy Production

26.  Conversion to Wool

27.  The Skin - Quality and Quantity

28.  The Skin Follicle System

29.  Linking Wool Biology & Production

30.  Return to Wool Quality

31.  Elite Wool Concept

32.  Shearing Frequency - Staple Length & Strength

33.  Density of Follicles & Fibres - True or False

34.  Wool Yield - Condition & Colour

35.  The Fleece Rot Problem

36.  Breeding for Resistance to Breech Strike

37.  Pigmentation of Skin & Wool

38.  Polls v Horns

39.  Carpet Wool

40.  Ram Selection & Judging

41.  The Effect of Hormones on Production - Testosterone Effect

42.  Progeny Testing

43.  Artificial Insemination & Embryo Transfer

44.  The Ten Per Cent Phenomenon - The Bell-Shaped Curve

45.  Hybrid Vigour - Heterosis

46.  The Corriedale

47.  The Polwarth

48.  The Comebacks

49.  Learning From Wether Production Trials

50.  First Stratford Wether Production Trial (1970-1974) - Data Analysis

51.  Second Stratford Wether Production Trial (1974-1978) - Data Analysis

52.  Sire Evaluation Schemes

53.  Australian Merino Genotypes

54.  Breeding Systems - 1. Random Breeding

55.  Breeding Systems - 2. Like to Like

56.  Breeding Systems - 3. Unlike to Unlike

57.  Easy-Carte Concept

58.  The Shepherd Culture

59.  The Sheepclasser

60.  The Impact Studmasters

61.  Gippsland Sheep Breeders' Association (1955- )

62.  A Case Study - Toland/Bindawarra Studs

Glossary 

Index 

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