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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

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