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dc.contributor.authorDorman, Jessie
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-03T02:32:51Z
dc.date.available2014-07-03T02:32:51Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6205
dc.descriptionThe New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.en
dc.description.abstractThe selection goal of the New Zealand dairy industry National Breeding Objective (NBO) is to identify animals whose progeny will be the most efficient converters of feed into farmer profit. Desired traits and their relative importance in the form of an economic value are combined to produce an index known as Breeding Worth (BW). This provides a method of ranking bulls and cows on their expected ability to breed replacements which will fulfill the national objective. This study sought to challenge some of the assumptions in the current index and investigates the value of an extra lactation and the value of liveweight in the NZ dairy herd using economic models. The models were informed by industry data for both economic and farm systems analysis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKellogg Rural Leaders Programme reporten
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.subjectNational Breeding Objectiveen
dc.subjectdairy industryen
dc.subjectBreeding Worthen
dc.subjectbreeding traitsen
dc.subjectextra lactationen
dc.subjectliveweighten
dc.titleA study of traits other than production in the New Zealand dairy industry National Breeding Objectiveen
dc.typeMonographen
lu.contributor.unitKellogg Rural Leadersen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme report can be viewed only by current staff and students of Lincoln University.en
dc.subject.anzsrc070201 Animal Breedingen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc070107 Farming Systems Researchen


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