ESTIMATED BREEDING VALUES (EBVS):
CONCEPTS & PRINCIPLES
Below are documents that were developed to provide a better understanding of Estimated Breeding Values and the concepts and principles behind their use.
Understanding EBVs– a summary article on understanding the basics of Estimated Breeding Values (Provided by the Katahdin NSIP (kNSIP) Steering Committee)
Glossary of Important Terms and Concepts– The true value of EBVs rest with the full understanding of relevant terms and concepts. Some definitions are very straightforward while others are complex and require a lengthy explanation.
Frequently Asked Questions– This document addresses a host of questions that are frequently posed by members and expands on the use of EBVs in general. It gives practical advice on how flocks can use EBV’s to improve flock performance, individual sheep production, ewe efficiency, and the accuracy of trait selection.
Understanding Sheep Estimated Breeding Values This document addresses the theory behind EBVs, and the statistical accuracy of EBVs. (Reid Redden, North Dakota State University, October 2012)
Genetic Connectedness: it is all about forming strong relationships This is a slide deck from Dr. Ron Lewis’ presentation at the 2016 KHSI EXPO. (Ron Lewis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, August 2016)
The future of genomic technology in the U.S. sheep industry This is a slide deck from Dr. Ron Lewis’ presentation at the 2016 KHSI EXPO. (Ron Lewis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, August 2016)