Comparison between a sire model and an animal model for genetic evaluation of fertility traits in Danish Holstein population.

@article{Sun2009ComparisonBA,
  title={Comparison between a sire model and an animal model for genetic evaluation of fertility traits in Danish Holstein population.},
  author={C Sun and Per Kongsh\oj Madsen and Ulrik Sander Nielsen and Yuandan Zhang and Mogens Sand\o Lund and Guosheng Su},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={4063-71}
}
Comparisons between a sire model, a sire-dam model, and an animal model were carried out to evaluate the ability of the models to predict breeding values of fertility traits, based on data including 471,742 records from the first lactation of Danish Holstein cows, covering insemination years from 1995 to 2004. The traits in the analysis were days from… CONTINUE READING