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.
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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