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breeding value

The calculated value expressing the ability of a parent to pass on superior traits to its offspring and is used for ranking breeding performance of the parent relative to the population average.
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  • estimated breeding value
  • sire transmitting ability
  • sire predicted difference
  • predicted transmitting ability (PTA)
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