Table 1

Number of sire phenotypes available for analyses for calving traits for three datasets
Trait# REF VAL COMB
BI 2219 2039 4258
CI 2219 1348 3567
DCEF 1367 1629 2996
DCEL 2214 2007 4221
DSBF 1505 1698 3203
DSBL 2214 2009 4223
DCSF 1155 1110 2265
DCSL 2034 1525 3559
MCEF 2207 1266 3473
MCEL 2114 973 3087
MSBF 2210 1268 3478
MSBL 2129 981 3110
MCEF 2029 943 2972
MCEL 1916 702 2618

The reference dataset (REF) was previously analyzed; the validation population (VAL) is the new record accumulated and the combined (COMB) is all the records available (i.e. REF + VAL).

#Prefixes: D = direct effect; M = maternal effect. Calving traits: BI = birth index; SB = stillbirth; CE = calving ease; CS = calf survival; CI = calving index. Suffixes: F = first lactation; L = later lactation.

Höglund et al.

Höglund et al. BMC Genetics 2012 13:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-71

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