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It examines the role of sheep farming in animal protein production and the impact of the RORA
gene on growth traits. Sheep farming is an important source of nutrition, converting low-quality feed
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into animal protein such as meat and milk through sheep and contributing to economic development.
However, there have been variations in the number of small ruminants in Turkey. Studies on the impact
of the RORA gene on growth traits in sheep indicate that genotype variations can affect lamb size. These
studies suggest that sheep with the DD genotype have larger lamb sizes, and this genotype should be
selected to improve the growth characteristics of meat-using or meat-cashmere hybrid goat breeds.
Additionally, it is noted that the RORA gene plays a significant role in various biological processes
such as circadian rhythms, cell differentiation, embryonic development, and immunity. In light of this
information, the RORA gene can be considered in selection for increasing both the number of lambs
born per birth and improving carcass quality in sheep farming.
In conclusion, this text provides important information about sheep farming and the impact of the
RORA gene on growth traits. These studies emphasize the potential benefits of using genetic selection
to increase red meat production and improve its quality