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Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
Life sciences : Animal production & animal husbandry
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/25293
Accessing genotype by environment interaction using within- and across-country test-day random regression sire models
English
Hammami, Hedi mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Rekik, Boulbaba [Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture de Mateur > Productions animales > > >]
Soyeurt, Hélène [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Bastin, Catherine [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Bay, Elodie [>>>>]
Stoll, Jean [Convis Herdbuch Service élevage et génétique > R&D > > >]
Gengler, Nicolas [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
2009
Journal of Animal Breeding & Genetics
Blackwell Publishing
126
5
366-377
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0931-2668
1439-0388
Berlin
Germany
[en] Genetic correlation ; Genotype by environment interaction ; random regression ; rank correlation
[en] First-lactation test-day (TD) milk records of Luxembourg and Tunisian Holsteins were analysed for evidence of genotype by environment interaction (G · E). The joint data included 730 810 TD records of 87 734 cows and 231 common sires. Random regression TD sire models with fourth-order Legendre polynomials were used to estimate genetic parameters via within- and across-country analyses. Daily heritability estimates of milk yield from within-country analysis were between 0.11 and 0.32, and 0.03 and 0.13 in Luxembourg and Tunisia, respectively. Heritability estimates for 305-day milk yield and persistency (defined as the breeding value for milk yield on DIM 280 minus the breeding value on DIM 80) were lower for Tunisian Holsteins compared with the Luxembourg population. Specifically, heritability for 305-day milk yield was 0.16 for within- and 0.11 for across-country analyses for Tunisian Holsteins and 0.38 for within- and 0.40 for across-country analyses for Luxembourg Holsteins. Heritability for apparent persistency was 0.02 for both within and across-country analyses for Tunisian Holsteins and 0.08 for within and 0.09 for across-country analyses for Luxembourg Holsteins. Genetic correlations between the two countries were 0.50 for 305-day milk yield and 0.43 for apparent persistency. Moreover, rank correlations between the estimated breeding values of common sires for 305-day milk yield and persistency, estimated separately in each country, were low. Low genetic correlations are evidence for G · E for milk yield production while low rank correlations suggest different rankings of sires in both environments. Results from this study indicate that milk production of daughters of the same sires depends greatly on the production environment
and that importing high merit semen for limited input systems might not be an effective strategy to improve milk production.
FNR Luxembourg
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/25293
10.1111/j.1439-0388.2008.00794.x

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