Pedigree information to predict genetic merit for type of Holstein bulls.

Abstract

Three methods of computing predicted differences for type were compared for accuracy of pedigree evaluation of young Holstein bulls. Computing methods were herdmate comparison, herdmate comparison adjusted for genetic merit of herdmates, and best linear unbiased prediction. Evaluations by progeny test were available for 1298, 1293, and 1088 sons and sires… (More)

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