Weighting factors of sire daughter information in international genetic evaluations.

@article{Fikse2001WeightingFO,
  title={Weighting factors of sire daughter information in international genetic evaluations.},
  author={W F Fikse and G Banos},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2001},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={1759-67}
}
International genetic evaluations of dairy bulls are currently based on national genetic evaluation results. Total number of daughters in a country is used to weight national information, but may not optimally reflect the precision of a sire's daughter contribution to international genetic evaluations. This study investigates the impact of alternative weighting factors on international evaluation results. A conventional progeny test scheme was simulated for two dairy cattle populations, with… CONTINUE READING