Table 1

Information on the breeds

Breed

N

Animal resources of N

n

Purpose

Origin

Distribution

Sampling Locality


1

Angus - British

23

several Scottish farms; majority different sires

23

Beef

Scotland (UK)

Global

UK

2

Angus - American

6124

Registered bulls and steers

25

Beef

Scotland (UK)

Global

USA

3

Brown Swiss

74

24 HapMap1 (3 trios); remaining no pedigree

24

Dairy

Switzerland

Alpine Europe, Americas

USA

4

Charolais

135

26 HapMap1 (3 trios); remaining registered

25

Beef

France

France, USA, Brazil, RSA

USA

5

Finnish Ayrshire

444

215 unrelated; 17 paternal half-sib families with average of 13 progeny per sire

10

Dairy

Scotland (UK)

Global

Finland

6

Guernsey

23

21 HapMap1; remaining unrelated

21

Dairy

Island of Guernsey (UK)

USA, UK, Oceania, RSA

UK

7

Hereford

143

32 HapMap1 (4 trios); remaining registered

25

Beef

UK

Global

USA

8

Holstein

18904

Registered

25

Dairy

Netherlands

Global

USA

9

Jersey

93

28 HapMap1 (3 trios); remaining registered

28

Dairy

Island of Jersey (UK)

Global

USA

10

Limousin

1621

All registered

25

Beef

France

France, UK, USA

USA

11

Norwegian Red

21

HapMap1 (1 trio)

21

Dual Purpose

Norway

Norway

Norway

12

Piedmontese

29

24 HapMap1 (3 trios); remaining unrelated

19

Beef

Italy

Italy

Italy

13

Red Angus

15

Registered

15

Beef

Scotland (UK)

USA, Australia

USA

14

Red Poll

23

Registered, a few shared sires and dams

23

Beef

UK

UK

15

Shorthorn

108

Registered (7 trios)

25

Dual Purpose

UK

Global

USA

16

Simmental

777

104 sires; 673 steers from 24 sires

25

Beef

Switzerland

Global

USA

17

Welsh Black

32

several Welsh farms; unrelated

25

Beef

Wales (UK)

UK


Total:

28589

384


N, reference sample size (used to estimate the allele frequencies), 1 HapMap individuals are unrelated except where indicated by 'trio' [45], and, n, number of individuals used in assignment testing.

Wilkinson et al. BMC Genetics 2011 12:45   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-45

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