Genetic associations between weight at maturity and maturation rate with ages and weights at first and second calving in Canchim beef cattle

@article{Gaviolli2012GeneticAB,
  title={Genetic associations between weight at maturity and maturation rate with ages and weights at first and second calving in Canchim beef cattle},
  author={V. R. N. Gaviolli and Marcos Eli Buzanskas and Vincent Aylmer R. dela Cruz and Rodrigo Pelicioni Savegnago and Dan{\'i}sio P Munari and Andr{\'e} Ricardo Ribas Freitas and Maur{\'i}cio Mello de Alencar},
  journal={Journal of Applied Genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={53},
  pages={331-335}
}
Genetic parameters for weight at maturity (WM), maturation rate (MR), age and weight at first calving (AFC and WFC) and second calving (ASC and WSC) were estimated for females of the Canchim breed. The number of records per trait ranged from 1440 to 1923. The restricted maximum likelihood method was used and the statistical model included the fixed effect of contemporary group and the additive genetic and residual as random effects. The mean heritability estimate and respective standard errors… CONTINUE READING