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Estimates of genetic gain based on selection differentials and population parameters in a herd of Caracu cattle



Estimates of genetic gain based on selection differentials and population parameters in a herd of Caracu cattle



Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia 34(6, Suplemento): 2245-2252



Data from the Caracu herd of Sertaozinho Experimental Station, selected for postweaning weight between 1979 and 2002, was analysed to describe the effective size, generation coefficient, generation interval, selection differentials and genetic gain in this population. Genetic gain was estimated by the product of the average weighted standardized differential (kg) and heritability divided by the average generation interval.

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