Genetic parameters for EUROP carcass traits within different groups of cattle in Ireland.

@article{Hickey2007GeneticPF,
  title={Genetic parameters for EUROP carcass traits within different groups of cattle in Ireland.},
  author={John M. Hickey and Michael G. Keane and David Anthony Kenny and Andrew R. Cromie and Roel F. Veerkamp},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          314-21
        }
}
The first objective of this study was to test the ability of systems of weighing and classifying bovine carcasses used in commercial abattoirs in Ireland to provide information that can be used for the purposes of genetic evaluation of carcass weight, carcass fatness class, and carcass conformation class. Secondly, the study aimed to test whether genetic and phenotypic variances differed by breed of sire. Variance components for carcass traits were estimated for crosses between dairy cows and 8… 

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