Genetic relationship between reproductive traits in Nellore cattle

dc.contributor.advisorQueiroz, Sandra Aidar de [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGuarini, Aline Rocha [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to estimate genetic parameters between scrotal circumference obtained at 18 months of age (SC) and reproductive traits measured directly in Nellore females, such as number of calvings at 53 months (NC53), heifers rebreeding (HR) and stayability (STAY) in order to investigate the possibility of using traits measured directly in females as a selection criteria in cattle breeding programs, besides, studying and evaluating if number of calvings at 53 months could be used as an alternative way for measuring longevity in cattle herds. Two methods were applied for estimating variance components in order to predict breeding values: restricted maximum likelihood (REML) and Bayesian inference. The average estimates of heritability by bivariate model using REML were equal to 0.013 ± 0.003, 0.057 ± 0.007, 0.039 ± 0.007 and 0.530 ± 0.013 for NC53, STAY, HR and SC, respectively. Using the Bayesian method, the estimates were 0.22 ± 0.009, 0.19 ± 0.025, 0.15 ± 0.021 and 0.52 ± 0.019 for NC53, STAY, HR and SC, respectively. Based on the correlations between reproductive traits measured in females, the selection of animals for NC53 will cause anticipation on genetic evaluation of bulls for longevity, based on the performance of their daughters, from 76 to 53 monthsen
dc.format.extentii, 62 p.
dc.identifier.citationGUARINI, Aline Rocha. Genetic relationship between reproductive traits in Nellore cattle. 2013. ii, 62 p. Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias de Jaboticabal, 2013.
dc.publisherUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.subjectBovino de corte - Reproduçãopt
dc.subjectBovino de corte - Melhoramento geneticopt
dc.subjectNelore (Zebu)pt
dc.subjectGenetica animalpt
dc.subjectTeoria bayesiana de decisão estatisticapt
dc.subjectAnimal geneticspt
dc.titleGenetic relationship between reproductive traits in Nellore cattleen
dc.typeDissertação de mestrado
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabalpt
unesp.graduateProgramGenética e Melhoramento Animal - FCAVpt
unesp.knowledgeAreaGenética e melhoramento animalpt
unesp.researchAreaAvaliação e seleção de animais domésticospt


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