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Multiple Trait Selection of Animals ANS 3384
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Date of Birth: March 5, 2003
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Date of Birth: May 1, 1996
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Multiple Trait Selection In almost all situations we are going to be interested in selecting for more than one trait simultaneously However, increasing the number of traits that are selected for reduces the expected genetic progress in any one trait Therefore, we must select only for the most economically important traits 1/√n where n = number of traits selected
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Physical and Other Traits of Dairy Cattle
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Traits Considered in Dog Breeding Color and spotting Temperament Herding ability/Intelligence Structural Soundness Physical (breed) characteristics Freedom from genetically controlled diseases/malformations
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Methods of Multiple Trait Selection Independent Culling Levels Place a minimum standard for all traits of interest Cull any animal that misses any of the standards Advantages Simple, easy to use Can be utilized sequentially, as the traits can be measured
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2011 for the course ANS 3384 taught by Professor Olson during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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