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- Altarriba, J., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Animal 2014 v.8 no.6 pp. 904-911
- beef cattle; carcass weight; cattle breeding; compensatory growth; data collection; developmental stages; genetic correlation; growth models; growth traits; herds; heritability; pedigree; prediction; selection criteria; slaughter weight; slaughterhouses; statistical models
- ... One of the main goals of selection schemes in beef cattle populations is to increase carcass weight at slaughter. Live weights at different growth stages are frequently used as selection criteria under the hypothesis that they usually have a high and positive genetic correlation with weight at slaughter. However, the presence of compensatory growth may bias the prediction ability of early weights ...