Journal article

A method of comparing sires evaluated in different countries

M Goddard

Livestock Production Science | Published : 1985


Cattle breeders often wish to compare the genetic merit of bulls from other countries to that of bulls from their own country. This paper proposes a general method of predicting breeding values in one country from progeny test results in another that does not make the assumption of no genotype × environment interaction and which requires few external parameter estimates. The method is used to predict breeding values in Australia from the sire evaluations in New Zealand of Friesian bulls. © 1985.

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