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# A rancher runs a closed herd of breeding cattle. He normally keeps and breeds the top 3% of his bull

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8 years ago
 A rancher runs a closed herd of breeding cattle. He normally keeps and breeds the top 3% of his bull 1.   A rancher runs a closed herd of breeding cattle. He normally keeps and breeds the top 3% of his bull calves based on individual performance for yearling weight (YW). His sires average three years of age when their offspring are born. He is studying two female replacement strategies:(Hint: Use the selection intensity chart in your book or slides)•   Saving the top 20% of his heifers based on YW (Lf = 6.2 years)•   Saving the top 60% based on YW (Lf = 3.2years)a.   If h2YW = 0.5, and σPYW = 60 lb, calculate the expected rate of genetic change in yearling weight for each strategy. (2 pts)b.   What elements of the key equation is the rancher experimenting with? (1pt)c.   What element appears to be more important? (1pt) Read 1279 times 10 Replies

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8 years ago
 I seem to have found your question in this booklet. See if it helps Attached file  ASCM 412 MEC 2014.doc (1389 KB) You must login or register to gain access to this attachment.
magnussd Author
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8 years ago
 what page?
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Educator
8 years ago
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magnussd Author
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8 years ago
 I have checked over and over again. I need it put here now cause I've reached my download limit.
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8 years ago
 if you downloaded the file once chances are its still on your computer in the download folder
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8 years ago Edited: 8 years ago, magnussd
 alright found the table but that doesn't help me with the math Post Merge: 8 years agoNot helpful. In fact the table that you show isn't even close to what is needed. Very frustrated to need help on a formula but now one seems to be able to help. Look I need help otherwise I wouldn't be here.
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8 years ago
 Quote from: magnussd (8 years ago)Not helpful. In fact the table that you show isn't even close to what is needed. Very frustrated to need help on a formula but now one seems to be able to help. Look I need help otherwise I wouldn't be here.Could you update us on what you did / answered?
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3 years ago
 Thank you
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2 years ago
 thank you
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A year ago
 Try this for an answer Attached file(s)  Thumbnail(s): You must login or register to gain access to these attachments.
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