Articles | Volume 64, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 293–304, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-293-2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 293–304, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-293-2021

Review 06 Jul 2021

Review | 06 Jul 2021

Genetic analysis of lifetime productivity traits in goats

Marie-Rosa Wolber et al.

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Subject: Quantitative genetics and estimation of breeding value | Animal: Goats
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As part of the development of a breeding programme for dairy goats to support sustainable production, we aimed to identify selection traits measured in regular milk recording. In summary, the length of the animal's productive life, lifetime efficiency, and the milk yield efficiency with respect the total number of lactating days are suitable traits to indicate lifetime productivity in dairy goats. Breeding associations must now decide which traits to implement in the breeding programme.