Growth Curves and Genetic Parameters in Colombian Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis Artiodactyla, Bovidae)

Authors

  • Divier A. Agudelo Gómez
  • Naudín A. Hurtado Lugo
  • Mario Fernando Cerón Muñoz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rccp.324384

Keywords:

non-linear functions, tropical production systems, genetic parameters

Abstract

Summary

Non-linear mathematical functions proposed by Brody, Gompertz, Richards, Bertalanffy and Verhulst were compared in several buffalo production systems in Colombia. Herds were located in three provinces: Antioquia, Caldas, and Cordoba. Growth was better described by the curves proposed by Brody and Gompertz. Using the datasets from herds from Caldas, heritabilities for traits such as weaning weight (WW), weight and maturity at one year of age (WY and MY, respectively), age at 50% and 75% of maturity (A50% and A75%, respectively), adult weight (β0), and other characteristics, were also estimated. Direct and maternal heritabilities for WW were 0.19 and 0.12, respectively. Direct heritabilities for WY, MY, A50%, A75% and β0 were 0.39, 0.15, 0.09, 0.20 and 0.09, respectively. The genetic correlation for β0 and WY was -0.47, indicating that selection for heavy weight at one year of age will lead to lower weight at adult age. These data suggest that selection based on maturity traits can generate changes in characteristics of economic importance in beef-type buffalo farms.

 

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2009-07-13

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Agudelo Gómez, D. A., Hurtado Lugo, N. A., & Cerón Muñoz, M. F. (2009). Growth Curves and Genetic Parameters in Colombian Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis Artiodactyla, Bovidae). Revista Colombiana De Ciencias Pecuarias, 22(2), 11. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rccp.324384

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