NAV Beef Evaluation

NAV has published breeding values for purebred beef bulls and cows. Beef breeding values are updated to NAV Beef Search.

In this evaluation nine new beef breeds were included into NAV purebred beef evaluation. At this point, only breeding values for single traits are published and the plan is to publish subindices for all new breeds in March.

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NAV Evaluation

The fourth NAV routine evaluation this year took place as scheduled. The NAV Bull Search has been updated with the new EBV’s and GEBV’s. NAV Beef Search is also updated with new beef x dairy breeding values.

In this evaluation single step method was introduced for general health and claw health and it replaces the so called two step method. Single step uses all information from genotyped and non-genotyped animals simultaneously.

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