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Morphological characterization of autochthonous sheep breeds at Matopos Research Station : a markov chain monte carlo algorithm approach.

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dc.contributor.author Chipindu, Lovemore
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-26T09:39:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-26T09:39:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/3714
dc.description.abstract Failure to characterize autochthonous sheep breeds may result to the extinction of the important natural resource which can easily adapt to the local variation in climate change. Environmental factors and some human practices especially artificial insemination is leading to the evolving of different pedigrees. Price determination is an important aspect in designing pricing models, but what really contributes to the weight of autochthonous sheep breed remains as the major question which needs to be addressed. By merely looking at a sheep is it possible to deduce its body weight another question of interest arises again. This project addressed several issues associated with the characterization of autochthonous sheep by establishing the relationship between morphological traits and the body weight of an animal. The relationship was further addressed through the application of several methods namely the principal component analysis, generalized linear models, WinBugs model programming and the Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithm Approach. The major reason behind this project was to come up with conducive way which saves resource limited farmers of sheep in being charged exorbitant prices in trying to use the more advanced technology such as (DNA) in characterizing indigenous sheep. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Midlands State University en_US
dc.subject Autochthonous sheep breeds en_US
dc.title Morphological characterization of autochthonous sheep breeds at Matopos Research Station : a markov chain monte carlo algorithm approach. en_US


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