The latest NAV routine genomic evaluation took place as scheduled. NAV carried out genomic prediction for Holstein, RDC and Jersey.
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Nordic trend page is updated
On the Nordic trend page genetic trends for the Nordic cattle breeds are displayed for NTM and sub-indices calculated by NAV. The page has been improved to display trends also for Claw health (in graph “Health”) and Youngstock Survival (in graph “Fertility/survival”).
Genetic trends in a population is given by the average breeding value per birth year. You can choose to show the trends for different populations, sexes, and together or separately for the three Nordic countries (DFS – Denmark, Finland and Sweden).
For both RDC and Holstein cows there has been a slight genetic improvement for both Claw health and Youngstock survival over the last seven year period. For Jersey the same can be seen for Youngstock survival whereas there is no clear trend for the Claw health index.