932314 Estimation of breeding values in cattle

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Basics of breeding value estimation (principles, methodes, weighting of data ...).
General aspects of the genetic evaluation in Austria (base, standardisation, Interbull).
Breeding value estimation for milk and persistency, beef, longevity, fertility, calving ease and stillbirth, somatic cell count and milking speed, conformation, total merit index, beef cattle.
Practical examples to explain estimated breeding values of cows.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understanding the basics and principles of breeding value estimation.
Knowledge of the genetic evaluation for all traits and breeds in Austria.
Ability to explain breeding values of cows (and bulls) to breeders and breeding organisations.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.