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Relative importance of performance tests and progeny tests in horse breeding

Relative importance of performance tests and progeny tests in horse breeding

Livestock Production Science 5(3): 303-312

Estimates of genetic gain under mass selection and under a 2-stage programme involving mass selection followed by progeny testing of stallions were compared for trotting and riding horses. For trotters, calculations were made for a single character expressing competition results, while 2 groups of characters, measurable early and late in life, were used in estimates for riding horses. Published values for h2 and phenotypic standard deviations were used.

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DOI: 10.1016/0301-6226(78)90058-1

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