Genetic parameters and evaluation of rear legs (rear view) for Brown Swiss and Guernseys.

@article{Wiggans2006GeneticPA,
  title={Genetic parameters and evaluation of rear legs (rear view) for Brown Swiss and Guernseys.},
  author={George R. Wiggans and Laura M Thornton and Regina Neitzel and Nicolas Gengler},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={
          4895-900
        }
}
Genetic parameters were estimated for rear legs (rear view; RLRV) and 15 current linear type traits of Brown Swiss and Guernsey dairy cattle. The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association of the USA and the American Guernsey Association began scoring RLRV in 2004. For Brown Swiss, 8,502 records were available for 7,676 cows in 417 herds; Guernsey data included 5,437 records for 4,749 cows in 229 herds. Nine unknown-parent groups were defined for each breed, each with 2 birth years. The model… CONTINUE READING

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