The Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme has been using animal-model best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) since 1984 with almost 1 million cows in the largest breed. An algorithm is used to accelerate convergence. Cow breeding values now are used in selecting bull dams.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XIII. Plenary lectures, molecular genetics and mapping, selection, prediction and estimation., , 382–385, 1990
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