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Abstract

The objective of this study was to compare a conventional dairy cattle breeding program characterized by a progeny testing scheme with different scenarios of genomic breeding programs. The ultimate economic evaluation criterion was discounted profit reflecting discounted returns minus discounted...

Author(s)
König, S.; Simianer, H.; Willam, A.
Publisher
American Dairy Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2009, 92, 1, pp 382-391
Abstract

The availability of genomic estimated breeding values (GEBV) allows for possible modifications to existing dairy cattle breeding programs. Selection index calculations including genomic and phenotypic observations as index sources were used to determine the optimal number of offspring per genotyped ...

Author(s)
König, S.; Swalve, H. H.
Publisher
American Dairy Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2009, 92, 10, pp 5292-5303
Abstract

The objective of the present study was to conduct a stochastic simulation study on the possible benefits of an application of genomic selection in dairy cattle breeding programs according to a variety of selection schemes. In addition, the heritability of the trait in question, the accuracy of...

Author(s)
Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Yin, T.; Swalve, H. H.; König, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2011, 94, 8, pp 4140-4151
Abstract

The objective of the present study was to compare genetic gain and inbreeding coefficients of dairy cattle in organic breeding program designs by applying stochastic simulations. Evaluated breeding strategies were: (i) selecting bulls from conventional breeding programs, and taking into account...

Author(s)
Yin, T.; Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Simianer, H.; Swalve, H. H.; König, S.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2014, 8, 6, pp 877-886
Abstract

Background: Intensified selection of polled individuals has recently gained importance in predominantly horned dairy cattle breeds as an alternative to routine dehorning. The status quo of the current polled breeding pool of genetically-closely related artificial insemination sires with lower...

Author(s)
Scheper, C.; Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Yin Tong; Dressel, H.; Swalve, H.; König, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Genetics, Selection, Evolution, 2016, 48, 50, pp (29 June 2016)