Management and recording guidelines for accurate and reliable breeding values

Author: L. Bergh
Year: 2008
Issue: 1
Volume: 1
Page: 10 - 15

The aim of these guidelines is to assist breeders in applying good management and recording practices to optimize their herds’ genetic evaluations, i.e. to optimize the amount, correctness and effectiveness of your herd’s data that is used in a BLUP analysis. (Remember that the accuracy value, reported with each breeding value, only reflects the amount of data available to predict a specific breeding value. It does not reflect the correctness of the data used for the prediction).

Keywords: beef cattle, breeding values, contemporary groups, management groups, performance testing, recording guidelines
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