Estimation of Genetic Parameters for Persistency of Milk Production in Dairy Cattle

@inproceedings{Linde2000EstimationOG,
  title={Estimation of Genetic Parameters for Persistency of Milk Production in Dairy Cattle},
  author={Ren{\'e} van der Linde and Ab F. Groen and Gerben de Jong},
  year={2000}
}
Several measures for persistency are described in literature. Three groups can be distinguished. Parameters from mathematical models describing the lactation curve form the first group of criteria. The Wilmink function is a well-known example of a mathematical model describing the lactation curve. This function is: ) * 05 , 0 ( exp * * t c t b a y − + + = . The parameters are linked to the lactation curve: a to the level of production, b to the production decrease after peak yield, c to the… CONTINUE READING