Don’t overlook traits with low heritability

August 25th, 2021

Beef Central, Other, 24/08/2021
Often the traits with lower heritability have been considered to be of lesser importance in selection decisions due to the difficulty in measurement. Traits such as disease resistance have been recognised, but have not been as easily identified for producers at the time of sire selection. […] The development of the ImmuneDEX Breeding Value by the CSIRO and Angus Australia is an example of the capacity to select for traits that are low to moderately heritable, but which with sufficient data can become a trait to include in selection decisions.

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