Summary and Implications
Accuracy of breeding values estimated by different methods using pedigree and high-density SNP genotypes in predicting the next generation in a commercial layer breeding line was evaluated. Early and late selection was considered. Use of markers increased accuracies up to two-fold for early selection and by up to 88% for late selection.
Iowa State University
Wolc, Anna; Stricker, Christine; Arango, Jesus; Settar, Petek; Fulton, Janet E.; O'Sullivan, Neil P.; Preisinger, Rudolf; Habier, David; Fernando, Rohan L.; Garrick, Dorian J.; Lamont, Susan J.; and Dekkers, Jack C.M.
"Breeding Value Prediction for Production Traits in Layers Using
High-density SNP Markers,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 657, ASL R2619.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol657/iss1/43