Changes breeding value estimation August 2016

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Below an overview of the changes made in the national breeding value estimation and also an overview of the changes that are made in other countries.

 

The requirement for animals to have a reliability of at least 30% has become lower. From now on, animals need a reliability of at least 25% to get a breeding value.

 

International news

Slovakia, HOL: For calving ease (direct and maternal) the scale of the breeding values was reversed.

 

GMACE

Germany, HOL: Bulls older than 17 months and not selected yet have been removed from the national evaluation.

Spain, HOL: Eurogenomics bulls that have not been selected for AI, have been eliminated from the national evaluation.

 

Fertility

Italy, HOL: First participation for conception rate (cc1).