Sheep Breeding : Heritability , EBVs , EPDs and the NSIP

Abstract

This is an oversimplification, but it will work for this discussion. An animal’s phenotype is observed or measured, but the animal’s breeding value is what is of interest to the sheep breeder. Unfortunately, it is not possible to know the true genetic merit of an animal for a particular trait. Therefore, in order to make selection decisions, its breeding… (More)

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