Modeling lactation curves and estimation of genetic parameters for first lactation test-day records of French Holstein cows.

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Several functions were used to model the fixed part of the lactation curve and genetic parameters of milk test-day records to estimate using French Holstein data. Parametric curves (Legendre polynomials, Ali-Schaeffer curve, Wilmink curve), fixed classes curves (5-d classes), and regression splines were tested. The latter were appealing because they… (More)

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@article{Druet2003ModelingLC, title={Modeling lactation curves and estimation of genetic parameters for first lactation test-day records of French Holstein cows.}, author={Tom Druet and Florence Jaffr{\'e}zic and D Boichard and V. Ducrocq}, journal={Journal of dairy science}, year={2003}, volume={86 7}, pages={2480-90} }