NAV Evaluation

The first 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 the dairy cattle evaluation single step method was introduced for growth and it replaces the so called two step method. Single step uses all information from genotyped and non-genotyped animals simultaneously. The RDC yield evaluation is improved with several modifications and more will follow in the future.

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NAV Genomic 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.

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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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