The use of BLUP method in ram selection

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2009

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KAFKAS UNIV, VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI

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info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Özet

This study was carried out to estimate breeding values of Konya Merino lambs for weaning weights by using BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction) method. Records (n=1167) collected between the years 1997-2002 from Konya Merino Lambs reared at the Farm of Konya Animal Research Institute was used by Animal Model of BLUP Method for estimating breeding value of each animal. Dam age, sex, birth type and year were taken into account as fixed effects for weaning weight. Birth weight was included into the analyses as a covariate. Heritabilities included in analysis were estimated by using six different models of REML technique. Heritabilities estimated through six different models were 0.33, 0.12, 0.07, 0.22, 0.06 and 0.19. Based on the predicted breeding values by using BLUP method, the best ten lambs were recommended to the institute as breeding rams. As a result; BLUP, the most reliable method for predicting the breeding values, can be used at the farms recording with pedigree.

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BLUP, REML, Heritability, Breeding value, Variance components

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KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI

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Q4

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15

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6

Künye

Karabulut, O., Tekin, M. E. (2009). The Use of BLUP Method in Ram Selection. Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, 15(6), 891-896.