Short communication: genetic parameters for feed intake, production, and extent of negative energy balance in Nordic Red dairy cattle.

@article{Liinamo2012ShortCG,
  title={Short communication: genetic parameters for feed intake, production, and extent of negative energy balance in Nordic Red dairy cattle.},
  author={A-E Liinamo and P{\"a}ivi M{\"a}ntysaari and Esa A. M{\"a}ntysaari},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={
          6788-94
        }
}
The aim of this paper was to study the genetic parameters for feed intake, milk production, and energy balance in Nordic Red dairy cattle from an experimental data set. The data were collected at the MTT Agrifood Research Finland Rehtijärvi experimental farm in 4 feeding trials between 1998 and 2008, and included lactation wk 2 to 30 for 291 Nordic Red nucleus heifers descending from 72 different sires. The studied traits included weekly averages for energy-corrected milk yield (ECM, kg/d), dry… CONTINUE READING