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Estimating Genetic Merit


Estimating Genetic Merit

Product Code

NSIF-FS-8-W

Price

$0.00/ Each

Description

In estimating the genetic merit of an animal, breeders are trying to determine the animal's value as a parent, its breeding value. As breeders have been able to incorporate increasing amounts of information to assess an animal's breeding value, methods have grown from simple visual appraisal to complex statistical techniques. The purpose of this fact sheet is to discuss these alternative methods.

Produced

6/1/1988

Author(s)

National Swine Improvement Federation