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Title: BREEDPLAN multi-breed EBVs for growth traits in Angus, Hereford, Simmental and Limousin breeds
Contributor(s): Johnston, David  (author); Graser, Hans Ulrich  (author); Moore, Kirsty L (author); Graham, JF (author)
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: Data from over 3000 animals from two large sire breed comparison studies were used to estimate breed differences and adjustment factors necessary for the development of multi-breed BREEDPLAN estimated breeding values (EBV) for Angus, Hereford, Limousin and Simmental breeds for several growth traits. Theses included gestation length, birth weight, 200d weight, 400d weight, 600d weight and carcase weight. The adjustment factors can be used by industry to construct a conversion table that can be used to directly compare the EBVs of animals across the four breeds. This table should enhance the use of both between and within breed genetic variation, however all traits affecting profit will need to be considered, not just growth trait comparisons. Further research is underway to add more traits and breeds.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 15th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Melbourne, Australia, 7-11 July, 2003
Source of Publication: Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, p. 269-272
Publisher: AAABG: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 830301 Beef Cattle
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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