A practical approach for minimising inbreeding and maximising genetic gain in dairy cattle

Abstract

A method that predicts the genetic composition and inbreeding (F) of the future dairy cow population using information on the current cow population, semen use and progeny test bulls is described. This is combined with information on genetic merit of bulls to compare bull selection methods that minimise F and maximise breeding value for profit (called APR… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-39-4-369

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