M F Petim-Batista

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Milk somatic cell count is an indicator trait for mastitis resistance. Genetic parameters for somatic cell score in the Portuguese Holstein-Friesian population were estimated by modeling the pattern of genetic correlation over the first 3 lactations (days in milk) with a random regression model. Data records from the first 3 lactations were from the(More)
We evaluated the accuracy of an autoregressive multiple-lactation test day (ATD) model to predict missing test day yields of milk, fat, and protein to obtain cumulative 305-d records for cows with incomplete or in-progress lactations. The data consisted of more than one million observations of daily yields on test days in the first 3 lactations of over(More)
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