Subindices for new beef breeds

In November 2023 nine new beef breeds were included into NAV purebred beef evaluation. First, only breeding values for single traits were published but now NAV has also published subindices for new beef breeds. Seven subindices include same traits for all breeds, but weight factors are breed specific.

Read more about the subindices from NAV newsletter and from a paper New indexes for nine beef breeds.

More information about the beef breeding values and publication can be found at NAV homepage under Beef publication.

NAV Genomic Evaluation and NAV Beef Evaluation

The latest NAV routine genomic evaluation took place as scheduled. NAV carried out genomic prediction for Holstein, RDC and Jersey. Genomic breeding values of bulls are updated to NAV Bull Search after each evaluation.

NAV has also released breeding values for purebred beef bulls and cows. Beef breeding values are updated to NAV Beef Search. One new genetic trait was included for Simmental. BH2 results are now available in NAV Beef search for genotyped SIM animals.

Read more from the NAV newsletter.