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28 Apr 2015

Reading New Zealand Bull Proofs (NZAEL)

Base Cow

The estimated Breeding Values are expressed relative to a base of 0 (zero). The base of 0 represents the average breeding value estimated for 2000-born base cows that had all their traits recorded in 2002.

New Zealand Animal Evaluation Limited

New Zealand dairy Industry animal evaluations are carried out Breeding Values published by New Zealand Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL).

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Additional evaluation data is collected and published by Livestock Improvement (LIC) in the form of OAD (Once-a-day), High Input and Gestation Length.

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