Evaluation of body condition score measured throughout lactation as an indicator of fertility in dairy cattle

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Banos, G; Brotherstone, S; Coffey, MP;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73393-7
  • Subject: body condition change | HEALTH | LINEAR TYPE TRAITS | YIELD | RANDOM REGRESSION | MILK-PRODUCTION | ENERGY-BALANCE PROFILES | WEIGHT | REPRODUCTIVE-PERFORMANCE | body condition score | COWS | random regression | fertility index | GENETIC-PARAMETERS

<p>Body condition score (BCS) records of primiparous Holstein cows were analyzed both as a single measure per animal and as repeated measures per sire of cow. The former resulted in a single, average, genetic evaluation for each sire, and the latter resulted in separate... View more
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