Evaluatie fokprogramma voor kortere staarten bij schapenrassen met ontheffing van het coupeerverbod

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Three sheep breeds have in the Netherlands an temporary exempt from the ban on tail docking. In this report the breeding policy of the past decade is evaluated. All three herd books have set up breeding value estimation. This is done most effectively for the Suffolk and the Clun Forest, both breeds have lowered the mean tail length at birth to about 17 cm, and this is about 2 cm less.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Publication series

NameWageningen Livestock Research rapport


  • animal welfare
  • animal production
  • sheep
  • tail
  • docking
  • animal health
  • legislation

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