Covariance functions for body weight from birth to maturity in Nellore cows.

@article{Boligon2010CovarianceFF,
  title={Covariance functions for body weight from birth to maturity in Nellore cows.},
  author={A A Boligon and M E Z Mercadante and S Forni and R B L{\^o}bo and L{\'u}cia Galv{\~a}o de Albuquerque},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2010},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={849-59}
}
The objective of this study was to estimate (co)variance functions using random regression models on Legendre polynomials for the analysis of repeated measures of BW from birth to adult age. A total of 82,064 records from 8,145 females were analyzed. Different models were compared. The models included additive direct and maternal effects, and animal and maternal permanent environmental effects as random terms. Contemporary group and dam age at calving (linear and quadratic effect) were included… CONTINUE READING