The effects of inbreeding on the lifetime performance of dairy cattle.

@article{Smith1998TheEO,
  title={The effects of inbreeding on the lifetime performance of dairy cattle.},
  author={Lloyd A. Smith and Bennet G. Cassell and Ronald L. Pearson},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 10},
  pages={2729-37}
}
The effects of inbreeding on the lifetime performance of dairy cattle were examined using data for production, somatic cell score, and linear type for all Holstein cows that were scored between 1983 and 1993. The results of fixed and mixed animal models differed. Relative net income adjusted for opportunity cost for the 2,610,123 cows with an 84-mo opportunity for herdlife was depressed by $14.79 for fluid market pricing and by $12.40 for manufacturing pricing per 1% increase in inbreeding… CONTINUE READING
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