Table 4

Overall results for the Saanen breed: buck replacement (NSR), goat replacement (GR), progeny-testing (PT)

Animals involved

Merit (local σg)

F (%)

Coancestry* (%)


Progeny NSR

2.34

1.97

3.21


Sire NSR

2.67

1.76

2.30


Dam NSR

2.00

2.18

4.10


Progeny GR

1.58

1.29

3.08


Sire GR

2.51

1.73

2.31


Dam GR

0.66

2.18

3.85


Progeny PT

1.42

3.06


Sire PT

2.52

2.45


Dam PT

0.64

1.60

3.67


*For sire: coancestry with all the females. For dams and progeny: coancestry with females of the same flock.

** NS value is the score of male progeny for replacing NS bucks

Colleau et al. BMC Genetics 2011 12:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-25

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