Table 2

Pearson correlations between phenotypes for the sires

Trait

Milk Yield

Fat Yield

Protein Yield

Fat %

Protein %

SCS


Milk Yield

0.57

0.87

-0.60

-0.70

0.12


Fat Yield

0.57

0.75

0.34

-0.02

0.16


Protein Yield

0.87

0.75

-0.25

-0.23

0.17


Fat %

-0.60

0.34

-0.25

0.76

0.01


Protein %

-0.70

-0.02

-0.23

0.76

0.01


SCS

0.12

0.16

0.17

0.01

0.01


Fat % = fat percentage; Protein % = protein percentage; SCS = somatic cell score

Correlations between phenotypes in the sires expressed as daughter yield deviations on a PTA scale

Meredith et al. BMC Genetics 2012 13:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-21

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