Breeding objectives for beef cattle in Ireland

@inproceedings{Amer2001BreedingOF,
  title={Breeding objectives for beef cattle in Ireland},
  author={Peter R Amer and Gabrielle Simm and Margerate Geraldine Keane and Michael G. Diskin and Brendon Wickham},
  year={2001}
}
Breeding objectives for beef cattle in Ireland were derived and used to define selection sub-indexes. The intention of the sub-indexes was to simplify selection decisions by commercial bull and semen buyers for situations where all of the resulting progeny are slaughtered, or when some female progeny are kept as replacement breeding cows. Separate sets of economic values for calving ease and gestation length are proposed for use in separate calving sub-indexes depending on whether dairy cows or… CONTINUE READING
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