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Non-linear model analysis of categorical traits related to female reproduction efficiency in beef cattle

  • 2009
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 39
T. Rust, S.J. Schoeman, J. van der Westhuizen and J.B. van Wyk Page: 260 - 266

The utilization of non-linear threshold models and linear animal models to estimate variance components for categorical reproductive traits in beef cattle was investigated.  Three traits, retention (RET), stayability (STAY) and calf tempo (CT) were defined. The data set consisted of…

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