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Table 2 Phenotypic standard deviations (σp), economic values, heritabilities along diagonal, genetic (above diagonal) and phenotypic (below diagonal) correlations used in simulated selection in Menz sheep

From: Conservation-based breeding program design for genetic improvement in Gumz sheep in the western lowlands of Ethiopia

Traits Economic values (birr) Variance SWT LTS PWS
SWT 34.5 4.64 0.29 0.09 0.10
LTS 60.2 0.012 0.09 0.13 − 0.02
PWS 190.6 0.013 0.10 0.00 0.07
  1. SWT six-month weight, LTS litter size, PWS pre-weaning survival