W D Slanger

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Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and symmetric differences squared (SDS) methods were used to estimate additive genetic and environmental variances and covariances associated with weaning weight. The two methods were applied to 503 beef records collected over 19 yr from a relatively unselected university Angus herd. The SDS methodology was used with four(More)
The objective was to compare the performance of a recently derived, new method of estimating variances and covariances with any mixed linear model and any pattern of missing data with that of restricted maximum likelihood. For each of 96 combinations of six three-herd x four-sire unbalanced designs of 39 offspring each, four heritability values, two ratios(More)
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and symmetric differences squared (SDS) methods for estimating genetic and environmental variances and covariances associated with beef cattle weaning weight were compared via simulation. Simulation was based on the pedigree and record structure of 503 beef weaning weights collected over 19 yr from a university herd. The SDS(More)
Data associated with 1,531 Herefords shown at the National Western Stock Show at Denver from 1978 to 1984 were used to estimate heritability and repeatability of show-ring placing (SRP) and genetic, environmental and phenotypic correlations. The correlations were those between: SRP and individual measurements (IM) taken at the time of show and available to(More)
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