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|Title:||How precise are enteric methane emission phenotypes or breeding values estimated from spot flux measures?||Contributor(s):||Cottle, David (author) ; Velasco, Jose (author); Mayer, David (author); Hegarty, Roger (author); Herd, Robert M (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18861||Open Access Link:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/AAABG21papers/Cottle21421.pdf||Abstract:||This study was conducted to determine the precision or confidence interval of phenotypes and estimated breeding values for enteric methane (CH₄) emissions of individual animals estimated from spot measurements of methane flux. Components of variance of daily methane production (DMP; gCH₄/d) and methane yield (MY; gCH₄/kg DMI) from trial data were used to estimate the precision for assumed heritability values. The precision was relatively insensitive to number of measures per animal per day and to the number of days of measurement. The values of the residual components of variance (between measures, within-animals, within-days) are high compared to between animal and between day variance but the confidence intervals for EBVs for DMP and MY estimated from spot flux measures are about 20% each side of the mean, which should be adequate for industry implementation in breeding schemes.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Details:||AAABG 2015: 21st Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Lorne, Australia, 28th - 30th September, 2015||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, v.21, p. 421-424||Publisher:||Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG)||Place of Publication:||Armidale, Australia||ISSN:||1328-3227||Fields of Research (FoR) 2008:||070201 Animal Breeding||Fields of Research (FoR) 2020:||300305 Animal reproduction and breeding||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008:||830301 Beef Cattle||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020:||100401 Beef cattle||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Publisher/associated links:||http://www.aaabg.org/aaabghome/proceedings21.php|
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