Practical procedures for breeding of pigs in the national breeding program CzePig. Guide for breeders.
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Actually, the modern statistical methods used to estimate breeding values are nessesary for providing the breeding activity. Understanding the basic principles of these methods is essential for the day-to-day work of the breeder, from the organization of steaming parental pairs to the selection of breeding pigs to the basic herds. Any breeder who wants to apply the breeding values in practical selection should know what to expect from them, either in the general level given by the estimation method or in certain special cases encountered in breeding work. This publication aims to explain the basic principles and methods used to estimate breeding values in current genetic evaluation and their combination with the economic value of traits in the selection indexes of pigs reared in the CzePig program.
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