Genetic evaluation of pedigree beef cattle using multivariate individual animal model BLUP has been introduced in the UK. On-farm records of weight traits, ultrasonic fat depth and visual muscle score appraisal are included in the analyses. In this paper information is presented on analytical procedures and results for estimated genetic gain in the weight traits are given.

R. E Crump, G. Simm, D. Nicholson, R. H Findlay, J. GE Bryan, R. Thompson

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 17. Genetics and breeding of dairy and beef cattle, swine and horses, , 180–183, 1994
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