Genetic parameters of beef traits of Limousin and Charolais progeny-tested AI sires

@article{Fouilloux1999GeneticPO,
  title={Genetic parameters of beef traits of Limousin and Charolais progeny-tested AI sires},
  author={M. N. Fouilloux and Gilles Renand and Jacques Gaillard and François M{\'e}nissier},
  journal={Genetics, Selection, Evolution : GSE},
  year={1999},
  volume={31},
  pages={465 - 489}
}
Sire selection efficiency depends on the knowledge of accurate genetic parameters. In France, artificial insemination (AI) sires are selected according to their own performances and those of their progeny, which are both recorded in test stations. Genetic parameters among progeny traits were estimated using multi-trait REML (restricted estimation of maximum likelihood) analyses in Charolais and Limousin breeds. The expected decrease in genetic variability algebraically calculated among progeny… CONTINUE READING