Validation of national genetic evaluations for maternal beef cattle traits using Irish field data.

Abstract

Genetic evaluations provide information to aid in breeding decisions that increase long-term performance of animals and herds. However, to date no study has been undertaken to investigate the accuracy of the Irish maternal genetic evaluations in beef cattle. The objective, therefore, of this study was to quantify the relationship between phenotypic… (More)
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2013-6658

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