Identification of breeding objectives using a bioeconomic model for a beef cattle production system in Uruguay

@inproceedings{Pravia2014IdentificationOB,
  title={Identification of breeding objectives using a bioeconomic model for a beef cattle production system in Uruguay},
  author={Maria Isabel Pravia and O. Ravagnolo and Jorge I. Urioste and Dorian J Garrick},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract The aims of this study were to establish the breeding objective for a typical Uruguayan beef cattle production system, identifying the main economically relevant traits, estimating their economic values (EVs) and relative importance in the breeding objective. The bioeconomic model included performance (weights, daily gains, mortality, pregnancy and replacement rates), and economic (sale, feed and health prices) parameters. The herd was a cow–calf operation of 100 Hereford cows with a… CONTINUE READING