Economic weights for Holstein Friesian traits in South Africa

Show simple item record Du Plessis, Mariette Roux, Carl Z. 2020-09-07T09:09:33Z 2020-09-07T09:09:33Z 1998
dc.description.abstract In this study economic weights for production and functional traits of the Holstein Friesians in South Africa were calculated using a simulation model. The production traits were milk, butterfat, protein and lactose yield and the functional traits included feed efficiency, survival rate, calving interval and live weight. The simulation model was developed for three production systems and made use of two South African milk price systems to calculate the economic weights. In both price systems the feed efficiency had the largest economic weight, followed by the four production traits. The economic weights of the other functional traits were much smaller than the economic weights of the production traits. en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Du Plessis, M. & Roux, C.Z. 1998, 'Economic weights for Holstein Friesian traits in South Africa', South African Journal of Animal Science, vol. 28, no. 3-4, pp. 140-154. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0375-1589 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2221-4062 (online
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Society for Animal Science en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright resides with the authors in terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 South African License. en_ZA
dc.subject Economic weights en_ZA
dc.subject Holstein-Friesians en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Economic weights for Holstein Friesian traits in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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