Genetic relationships among body condition score, body weight, milk yield, and fertility in dairy cows.

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Genetic (co)variances between body condition score (BCS), body weight (BW), milk production, and fertility-related traits were estimated. The data analyzed included 8591 multiparous Holstein-Friesian cows with records for BCS, BW, milk production, and/or fertility from 78 seasonal calving grass-based farms throughout southern Ireland. Of the cows included… (More)

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@article{Berry2003GeneticRA, title={Genetic relationships among body condition score, body weight, milk yield, and fertility in dairy cows.}, author={Donald Berry and Frederick Buckley and P. Dillon and R. D. Evans and Magnus Rath and Roel F Veerkamp}, journal={Journal of dairy science}, year={2003}, volume={86 6}, pages={2193-204} }