Table 6

Number of animals in discovery and prediction data set
Total milking time Ascending time Time of plateau Descending time* Maximum milk flow Average milk flow
Discovery1 653 260 748 760 780 720
Prediction2 630 1001 544 440 513 570

1 Reliablility > 0.60.

2 Reliablility < 0.60.

*For Desending Time the reliability threshold was changed from 0.60 to 0.50 to increase the number of animals available within the discovery set. Due to the low heritability associated with the trait an insufficient number of animals (n = 85) had reliabilities over 0.60.

Gray et al.

Gray et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:199   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-199

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