Optimum family size for progeny testing in populations with different strains

  title={Optimum family size for progeny testing in populations with different strains},
  author={SR Miraei Ashtiani and J. James},
  journal={Genetics, Selection, Evolution : GSE},
  pages={339 - 352}
The design of progeny tests to identify the best 1 or 2 sires tested is considered for populations consisting of a large number of genetically different strains, such as the Australian Merino. A fixed number of studs enter sires in the test, for which a fixed number of progeny in total are recorded. Evaluation is by best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) with strain effects being taken as random. When there is little variation between strains the results are similar to the well-known results of… CONTINUE READING
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