Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4392
Title: Assessing trait economic impacts at the level of the individual animals considered in selection
Contributor(s): Barwick, Stephen  (author); Henzell, Anthony L  (author)
Publication Date: 2003
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4392
Abstract: This paper outlines a method for assessing trait economic impacts, at the level of the individual animals considered in selection, for traits where the economic value changes across the range of the trait. Results are compared with those from linear methods for price patterns that are common for traits, such as beef carcase fat depth, weight and marbling score, which affect market acceptability and preference. Some important deviations from linearity were seen in the change in index that occurs with change in estimated breeding value (EBV) for these traits. The deviations were most evident at the extremes of the EBV range, which could affect the animals selected. Simple extensions of the method are also suited for use in mate selection and other important areas where non-linearity is encountered.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 15th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Melbourne, Australia, 7 - 11 July
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, p. 347-350
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
Other Links: http://www.aaabg.org/livestocklibrary/2003/351-354.pdf
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