oa Agriprobe - Ostrich geneticist obtains doctoral degree - : people on the move

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Genetic parameters for growth, as well as qualitative and quantitative meat and skin traits are largely absent in ostriches. Dr Anel Engelbrecht, senior scientist of the Directorate Animal Sciences, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, who also assumes administrative responsibility for the ostrich research facility at Oudtshoorn Research Farm, was promoted at the recent graduation ceremony of the University of Stellenbosch with a dissertation entitled: "Establishing genetic and environmental parameters for ostrich (Struthio camelus domesticus) growth and slaughter characteristics".

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