The Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme has been using animal-model best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) since 1984 with almost 1 million cows in the largest breed. An algorithm is used to accelerate convergence. Cow breeding values now are used in selecting bull dams.

L. P Jones, Michael E Goddard

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XIII. Plenary lectures, molecular genetics and mapping, selection, prediction and estimation., , 382–385, 1990
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