Selection index updating for maximizing rate of annual genetic gain in laying hens.

@article{Hicks1998SelectionIU,
  title={Selection index updating for maximizing rate of annual genetic gain in laying hens.},
  author={Charles Hicks and William M. Muir and D A Stick},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1998},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Four selection strategies aimed at maximizing egg production in laying hens were compared with respect to expected annual genetic gain (GA). The selection strategies were: 1) (S1P) Traditional single-stage selection based on a single-house production system using partial records for both the individual and its ancestors, 2) Single-stage selection based on a single-house production system using full records for both the individual and its ancestors (S1F), 3) Single-stage selection based on a two… CONTINUE READING

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