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Average evaluations by country of most daughters

Average PTA for Recently Proven Bulls by Country of Most Daughters
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AIPL EVALUATION REPORT

Average PTA for recently progeny-tested bulls by country of most daughters (December 2018)

P.M. VanRaden
Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, ARS-USDA, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350
301-504-8334 (voice) ~ 301-504-8092 (fax) ~ rlaipl@aipl.arsusda.gov ~ http://aipl.arsusda.gov

Ayrshire || Brown Swiss || Guernsey || Holstein || Jersey || Country Codes

Genetic evaluations from the International Bull Evaluation Service (Interbull) increase evaluation accuracy for domestic bulls by including additional foreign data and provide estimates of genetic merit calculated on the U.S. scale for foreign bulls with few or no domestic daughters. Breeding programs of different countries were compared using predicted transmitting ability (PTA) calculated on the U.S. scale, and PTA averages for individual traits and net merit (NM$) for bulls aged 6.5 to 8.5 years (78 to 102 months) with Interbull yield evaluations are reported by breed and country of most daughters.

Not all countries that participate in Interbull provide data for all traits, and some bulls had Interbull yield evaluations without meeting the requirements for other trait evaluations. Therefore, the country of most daughters and the number of bulls for that country were determined separately for yield, SCS, PL, type, and CE. The average number of daughters (Daus) is reported only for yield PTA's. Average PTA's for yield (milk, fat, and protein in pounds), somatic cell score (SCS), type (size, udder, and feet and legs composites), and calving ease (CE) reported as percentage of difficult births in heifers (%DBH) for both sires (SCE) and daughters (DCE) are calculated from Interbull evaluations. Although Interbull currently provides evaluations for direct (single-trait) longevity, the U.S. longevity measure is multitrait productive life (PL) in months, which includes direct longevity and other correlated traits. Bulls included for longevity had Interbull evaluations that were used to determine country of most daughters, but average PTA PL is reported because that is the U.S. trait. The average NM$ values and reliabilities (REL) of NM$ were calculated by USDA's Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) with trait evaluations designated as official in the United States (see "AIPL Changes to Evaluation System – May 2001").

Interbull uses International Organzation for Standardization (ISO) country abbreviations and additional 3-letter codes to identify specific national or multi-national populations. Code definitions are available in an AIPL reference note.


Holstein

December 2018 Yield
Country Bulls Daus NM$ NM$
REL
Milk Fat Protein

USA

2378 616 334 91 586 28 22

DEU

1025 644 209 76 341 19 19

DEA

880 260 245 47 -527 10 5

ITA

560 204 194 81 254 19 16

FRA

520 1036 197 78 323 19 21

POL

512 97 110 60 31 16 11

NLD

483 548 179 72 -147 17 14

CAN

479 392 261 87 564 31 23

NZL

383 1062 35 48 -1216 -3 -7

JPN

360 61 141 65 618 22 21

DFS

348 699 272 74 113 20 20

ESP

333 189 176 74 480 19 17

FRM

254 494 265 56 -446 12 12

GBR

226 246 188 82 63 20 11

CHE

198 115 -16 71 -779 1 -5

AUS

177 112 103 63 -172 12 9

IRL

144 882 36 59 -1257 1 -10

CZE

89 325 247 77 483 25 19

ISR

88 210 234 57 88 31 15

EST

87 160 96 61 68 17 12

SVN

73 123 7 54 -937 -13 -12

HUN

56 166 228 72 437 26 20

KOR

46 33 10 51 77 10 2

LVA

27 517 142 64 82 18 15

HRV

16 198 135 54 -580 3 0

SVK

15 1067 281 79 502 22 24

PRT

9 577 209 80 434 15 11

BEL

8 299 131 72 65 10 11

ZAF

5 103 16 57 493 -8 16

LTU

2 187 150 69 -156 36 21

URY

2 364 279 89 811 28 33

All

9783 482 218 74 135 19 15



December 2018 SCS Longevity Type
Country Bulls SCS Bulls PL Bulls Size Udder Feet
Legs

USA

2381 2.85 2397 2.2 1617 0.31 1.20 0.65

DEU

928 2.91 942 1.2 880 0.08 0.56 0.58

DEA

               

ITA

506 2.92 502 1.1 535 0.25 0.59 0.49

FRA

488 2.91 479 0.2 430 0.41 0.62 0.23

POL

503 2.97 493 0.6 492 0.19 -0.28 0.00

NLD

357 2.89 355 1.1 339 0.13 0.03 0.52

CAN

477 2.93 482 0.8 588 0.38 1.09 0.64

NZL

383 3.11 379 0.8 340 -0.70 -1.85 0.32

JPN

358 3.02     355 0.16 0.40 0.19

DFS

346 2.84 348 2.1 348 -0.60 -0.33 -0.00

ESP

330 2.95 331 1.0 337 0.41 0.70 0.53

FRM

               

GBR

206 2.90 174 1.1 198 0.39 0.29 0.28

CHE

60 3.00 60 -0.4 63 0.56 0.54 0.14

AUS

177 2.99 150 -0.2 53 0.16 -0.27 -0.39

IRL

141 3.02 142 1.3 70 0.29 -1.89 -1.07

CZE

90 2.91 27 1.7 112 0.40 0.44 0.35

ISR

88 2.89 88 1.5        

EST

82 2.94     79 0.03 -0.76 -0.29

SVN

33 3.06 33 0.4 33 -0.32 -0.70 -0.31

HUN

51 2.89 55 1.1 53 0.03 0.55 0.45

KOR

44 3.00     43 0.07 0.45 0.37

LVA

               

HRV

4 2.94            

SVK

12 2.96            

PRT

9 2.92     9 0.24 0.59 0.73

BEL

6 2.97 5 0.4 6 0.19 0.99 0.93

ZAF

5 2.99 5 0.9 3 0.64 0.60 0.29

LTU

2 3.17            

URY

2 3.02            

All

8069 2.92 7447 1.3 6983 0.13 0.27 0.35



December 2018 Calving Ease
Country SCE
Bulls
Sire
%DBH
DCE
Bulls
Daus
%DBH

USA

1806 7.44 1818 6.11

DEU

967 7.26 962 7.43

ITA

457 7.29 223 7.67

FRA

496 7.06 461 7.20

NLD

454 7.21 465 8.04

CAN

151 7.45 138 7.41

NZL

387 6.63    

DFS

335 6.46 343 7.34

ESP

205 7.48 122 7.34

GBR

114 6.83 12 6.78

CHE

130 8.47 129 9.07

AUS

152 7.49    

IRL

144 6.59    

ISR

24 7.41 88 9.09

HUN

38 7.17 25 7.35

SVK

4 7.12 3 7.50

BEL

8 7.89 10 7.35

All

5872 7.23 4799 7.04



Ayrshire

December 2018 Yield
Country Bulls Daus NM$ NM$
REL
Milk Fat Protein

DFS

332 246 456 68 1470 63 56

NOR

230 185 333 67 1229 51 49

NZL

60 64 222 42 626 43 31

AUS

30 80 338 50 1211 55 46

CAN

30 64 173 69 483 29 19

EST

24 80 330 57 1107 49 44

DEU

16 89 369 66 993 56 42

USA

15 88 84 72 496 13 13

GBR

13 155 85 58 236 18 8

LVA

9 152 273 47 1174 48 45

LTU

5 175 66 53 1001 24 29

All

764 185 361 64 1214 54 47



December 2018 SCS Longevity Type
Country Bulls SCS Bulls PL Bulls Size Udder Feet
Legs

DFS

328 3.01 286 2.7 323 0.59 -0.45 0.06

NOR

230 3.05 230 1.4 229 1.18 -1.35 -0.21

NZL

58 3.19 53 0.7 17 0.72 -1.36 -0.84

AUS

30 3.10 16 1.5 8 0.50 -1.39 -0.00

CAN

33 2.97 32 0.2 40 0.06 0.24 0.38

EST

24 3.18            

DEU

16 3.11 16 1.1 16 -0.02 0.16 0.96

USA

14 2.93 14 -0.7 7 0.06 0.94 0.53

GBR

12 2.97 9 0.5 10 0.45 0.04 0.28

LVA

               

LTU

3 3.03            

All

748 3.05 656 1.8 650 0.75 -0.73 -0.01



Brown Swiss

December 2018 Yield
Country Bulls Daus NM$ NM$
REL
Milk Fat Protein

DEA

171 230 207 67 473 22 20

CHE

137 108 76 71 256 10 12

ITA

57 104 210 69 465 17 20

USA

52 160 127 82 342 17 13

FRA

16 114 159 73 164 9 10

SVN

16 59 13 67 -173 -1 -1

CAN

4 35 171 73 134 8 8

NLD

2 76 277 69 -240 39 18

GBR

1 84 162 41 168 18 12

NZL

1 49 -24 64 410 23 11

All

457 156 150 71 352 16 15



December 2018 SCS Longevity Type
Country Bulls SCS Bulls PL Bulls Size Udder Feet
Legs

DEA

171 2.91 167 0.5 129 -0.13 -0.12 0.10

CHE

137 2.92 135 -0.4 138 0.58 0.17 -0.02

ITA

57 2.87 57 0.8 56 0.02 0.27 0.23

USA

52 2.98 51 0.1 41 0.13 0.51 0.33

FRA

16 2.92 16 1.1 16 0.12 0.26 0.25

SVN

16 3.00 16 -0.4 16 0.09 -0.43 -0.14

CAN

4 2.89 4 1.4 5 -0.09 0.14 0.03

NLD

2 3.00 2 -0.4        

GBR

               

NZL

1 2.99 1 -0.8        

All

456 2.92 449 0.2 401 0.19 0.07 0.07



Guernsey

December 2018 Yield
Country Bulls Daus NM$ NM$
REL
Milk Fat Protein

USA

21 67 111 73 267 14 8

GBR

6 98 107 68 -512 3 -9

All

27 74 110 72 94 12 4



December 2018 SCS Longevity Type
Country Bulls SCS Bulls PL Bulls Size Udder Feet
Legs

USA

22 2.99 22 0.8 20 -0.55 0.58 0.98

GBR

5 2.85 5 2.5 5 -1.07 0.33 -0.32

All

27 2.97 27 1.1 25 -0.84 0.44 0.26



Jersey

December 2018 Yield
Country Bulls Daus NM$ NM$
REL
Milk Fat Protein

USA

370 519 248 89 485 32 22

NZL

281 790 30 47 -694 9 -2

DFS

93 151 257 70 -557 37 5

AUS

36 82 99 61 -315 14 2

CAN

35 63 110 82 -157 16 5

GBR

9 89 12 71 -606 10 -10

ZAF

5 55 -9 53 -132 -3 -3

IRL

4 147 2 47 -516 8 -2

NLD

3 27 101 56 -690 26 2

All

836 520 158 71 -113 23 10



December 2018 SCS Longevity Type
Country Bulls SCS Bulls PL Bulls Size Udder Feet
Legs

USA

370 3.02 361 1.7 319 0.09 0.88 0.60

NZL

282 3.00 274 -0.2 214 0.35 -0.76 -0.21

DFS

93 2.86 88 2.1 93 -0.02 0.03 0.11

AUS

36 3.03 33 0.6 8 -0.09 -0.21 -0.31

CAN

35 3.06 35 1.0 38 0.08 0.33 0.19

GBR

9 2.98 7 0.5 7 -0.14 0.45 -0.04

ZAF

5 3.08 5 0.8 2 -0.52 0.67 -0.35

IRL

    4 -1.3        

NLD

3 3.01 1 -1.8        

All

833 3.00 808 1.0 681 0.19 -0.29 -0.02