Breeding+ factsheet 3 - linear type assessment

Published 12 December 13

Linear assessment of type, with traits scored on their actual appearance rather than desirability. Linear classification is carried out by breed society appointed classifiers.

This factsheet details the separate traits and the degree of score given to the appear of each, on a 1-9 scale.

Section 2, 3 and 4 of Breeding+ cover the desirability based approach to selection.

Breeding+ factsheet 7 details the Holstein UK tool known as Virtual Cow, allows you to use a computer generated model cow to see the difference in different linear traits on the animal's appearance.