This study compared predictions of selection response, genetic variance, accuracy of selection, male and female selection differentials, and inbreeding levels from a deterministic model to results from stochastic simulation of index selection in closed nucleus breeding schemes for beef cattle. Deterministic predictions of response were generally within 1% of stochastic results. It was concluded that deterministic models provide accurate predictions for evaluating expected selection response from alternative closed nucleus breeding structures.

D. S Keller, M. Quinton, C. Smith

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XV. Beef cattle, sheep and pig genetics and breeding, fibre, fur and meat quality., , 319–322, 1990
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