Economic Value of Feed Efficiency in Aberdeen Angus Breed
Estimated breeding values for growth, calving performance and exterior traits are actually combined into simple selection indices of bulls, cows and heifers for Aberdeen Angus breed. To establish a comprehensive economic index for this breed the absolute (EWs) and relative (REWs) economic weights for direct and maternal production, functional, carcass and feed efficiency traits or traits components (16 traits in total) were calculated.
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