Association of class I bovine lymphocyte antigens with profitability and lifetime yields in the Holstein breed.

Abstract

Ninety-four Holstein cows from the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada herd at Ottawa were serologically typed for the BoLA-A locus. Of the 37 serologically defined specificities, only 10 were present in Holstein cows. A gene substitution model, which included the effect of BoLA alleles and the breeding value of the sire as a covariant, was used to evaluate the association between these genes and lifetime yields and profitability. Allele A14 was significantly (P

Citation

Batra, T.R.; Stear, M.J.; Macdonald, P.A. Association of class I bovine lymphocyte antigens with profitability and lifetime yields in the Holstein breed. Canadian Journal of Animal Science (1996) 76 (1) 145-148. [DOI: 10.4141/cjas96-020]

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