N. Irano, Bignardi, A. B., Baldi, F., Santana, Jr, M. L., Teixeira, I. A. M. A., Tonhati, H., and Albuquerque, L. G.
, “Multivariate analysis of test-day and total milk yield in goats”
, vol. 14, pp. 13719-13727, 2015.
The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters for 305-day cumulative milk yield (MY305) and its association with test-day milk yield (TDMY) in Saanen and Alpine goats in order to provide information that allows the use of TDMY as selection criteria. This was done using standard multi-trait and reduced rank models. Data from 1157 lactations, including the first three kiddings, and 5435 test-day records from 683 Saanen and 449 Alpine goats were used.