A stochastic model for the derivation of economic values and their standard deviations for production and functional traits in dairy cattle
Nielsen, H.M.; Groen, A.F.; Ostergaard, S.; Berg, P.
Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A, Animal Science 56(1): 16-32
The objective of this paper was to present a model of a dairy cattle production system for the derivation of economic values and their standard deviations for both production and functional traits under Danish production circumstances. The stochastic model used is dynamic, and simulates production and health in a dairy herd. Because of indirect effects between traits, the phenotypic levels of (related) traits can change as a result of genetic changes.