Test-day genetic analysis of Murrah buffalo sires for milk production


  • Vijay Kumar Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, U.P. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • A.K. Chakravarty Dairy Cattle Breeding Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India


Contemporary comparison, Lactation model, Least-squares;Murrah buffalo, Test-day model


The aim of the study was to investigate efficiency of test-day model (TDM) compared to lactation model (LM) for genetic evaluation of Murrah buffalo bulls. Use of TDM instead of LM is of more interest in genetic evaluation because of variability of lactation days in dairy animals. Data pertaining to first lactation monthly test-day milk yield (FLMTDMY) and first lactation 305-days or less milk yield (FL305DMY) of 1105 Murrah buffaloes during 1993 to 2010 were collected and adjusted against significant environmental influences. It was found that test-day6 milk yield (FLMTD6MY) had the highest genetic and phenotypic correlation with FL305DMY. An attempt is being made in the present investigation to compare the estimated breeding values (EBVs) of Murrah bulls through contemporary comparison method for FL305DMY and FLMTD6MY. The rank correlations between two traits were highly statistically significant indicating that FLMTD6MY equally effective to discriminate amongst sires.


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Kumar, V., & Chakravarty, A. (2016). Test-day genetic analysis of Murrah buffalo sires for milk production. Buffalo Bulletin, 35(1), 59–64. Retrieved from https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/1152



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