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Table 6 Response to selection in the breeding goala under different scenarios

From: The concentrations of immunoglobulins in bovine colostrum determined by the gold standard method are genetically correlated with their near-infrared prediction

Scenario Selection criteria Bulls Dams Overall Ry
N Rg rIH OP n Rg rIH
Base RID IgG 30 9.730 0.730 1 3 6.310 0.480 2.823
Alternative          
 I RID IgG 120 12.030 0.910 1 3 6.310 0.480 3.228
 II NIRS IgG 30 7.230 0.540 1 3 4.290 0.330 2.028
 III NIRS IgG 120 9.700 0.730 1 3 4.290 0.330 2.462
 IV NIRS IgG + IgA + IgM 30 9.370 0.710 1 3 6.436 0.486 2.782
 V NIRS IgG + IgA + IgM 120 11.410 0.860 1 3 6.436 0.486 3.141
  1. n number of offspring, Rg response (g/L) per generation, rIH index accuracy, OP own performance, Ry response (g/L) per year, IgG immunoglobulins G (g/L), IgA immunoglobulins G (g/L), IgM immunoglobulins G (g/L), RID radial immunodiffusion (direct measure), NIRS near-infrared spectroscopy (indirect measure)
  2. aColostrum concentration of immunoglobulins G (g/L) measured through gold standard radial immunodiffusion