Lactation curve models for estimating gene effects over a timeline.

  title={Lactation curve models for estimating gene effects over a timeline.},
  author={Eva M. Strucken and Dirk-Jan de Koning and S A Rahmatalla and Gudrun A. Brockmann},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={94 1},
The effects of genes are commonly estimated using random regression models based on test-day data and only give a general gene effect. Alternatively, lactation curve models can be used to estimate biological and environmental effects, or to predict missing test-day data and perform breeding value estimation. This study combines lactation curve models and estimation of gene effects to represent gene effects in different stages of lactation. The lactation curve models used were based on the Wood… CONTINUE READING