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Heritability of live weight and condition score in a Holstein herd and correlations with milk traits – preliminary estimates

  • 2006
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 36
C.J.C. Muller, S.W.P. Cloete, J.J. Olivier, J.A. Botha and H. de Waal Page: 79 - 88

Genetic and environmental parameters for live weight and condition score have been determined for Holstein cows. Genetic correlations with milk traits were also derived. Monthly records were modelled by cubic splines, while the direct, additive effects of animal and the…

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