Abstract

Restricted Maximum Likelihood (REML) parameters for fat yield were estimated in large Holstein-Friesian pedigree herds, using an Individual Animal Model (1AM). Heritability estimates from individual herds were similar, but the genetic and environmental variances differed among herds.
 

P. M Visscher

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XIV. Dairy cattle genetics and breeding, adaptation and conservation., , 229–232, 1990
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