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Table 5 Estimated parameters of permanent environmental effects for litter piglet survival and birth weight traits and their residual correlations at the sow level

From: Evaluation of direct and maternal responses in reproduction traits based on different selection strategies for postnatal piglet survival in a selection experiment

Trait NB ABW SDBW SVLB SVLNP
NB 0.04 − 0.43 − 0.93 0.44 0.09
(0.02 to 0.06) (− 0.79 to − 0.04) (− 1.00 to − 0.84) (− 0.07 to 0.88) (− 0.42 to 0.62)
Pr(pe2 > 0) = 100 Pr(rpe < 0) = 0.973 Pr(rpe < 0) = 1.00 Pr(rpe > 0) = 0.94 Pr(rpe > 0) = 0.63
ABW − 0.56 0.15 0.27 − 0.15 0.09
(− 0.60 to − 0.52) (0.06 to 0.24) (− 0.15 to 0.67) (− 0.77 to 0.46) (− 0.49 to 0.65)
Pr(re < 0) = 1.00 Pr(pe2 > 0) = 100 Pr(rpe > 0) = 0.90 Pr(rpe < 0) = 0.69 Pr(rpe > 0) = 0.64
SDBW 0.12 − 0.28 0.21 − 0.19 − 0.07
(0.06 to 0.18) (− 0.34 to − 0.22) (0.09 to 0.34) (− 0.76 to 0.34) (− 0.57 to 0.46)
Pr(re > 0) = 1.00 Pr(re < 0) = 1.00 Pr(pe2 > 0) = 100 Pr(rpe < 0) = 0.75 Pr(rpe < 0) = 0.60
SVLB − 0.15 0.19 − 0.11 0.06 0.29
(− 0.22 to − 0.09) (0.13 to 0.26) (− 0.17 to − 0.05) (0.02 to 0.11) (− 0.26 to 0.78)
Pr(re < 0) = 1.00 Pr(re > 0) = 1.00 Pr(re < 0) = 1.00 Pr(pe2 > 0) = 100 Pr(rpe > 0) = 0.85
SVLNP − 0.21 0.28 − 0.15 0.05 0.09
(− 0.27 to − 0.15) (0.22 to 0.34) (− 0.21 to − 0.09) (− 0.02 to 0.11) (0.03 to 0.15)
Pr(re < 0) = 1.00 Pr(re > 0) = 1.00 Pr(re < 0) = 1.00 Pr(re > 0) = 0.92 Pr(pe2 > 0) = 100
  1. Estimated phenotypic proportions of permanent effects pe2 (on diagonal), correlations among permanent effects rpe (above the diagonal), residual correlation re (below the diagonal), including their 95% highest posterior density interval (in parentheses) and posterior probability of being positive Pr(. > 0) or negative Pr(. < 0) for sow productivity traits using a Bayesian multivariate analysis at the sow level