Breeding+ factsheet 5 - inbreeding level assessment

Published 23 December 13

Common ancestors within a pedigree, those which appear on both the dam and sire sides, contribute to the inbreeding level of their progeny. 

This factsheet, with diagram and example pathways, guides you through the route to assessing inbreeding levels of individual animals. Worksheet 1 of Breeding+ provides a template for calculating the potential inbreeding levels of proposed matings. 

Producers, who milk record, are able to access individual cow inbreeding records on their Herd Genetic Report. For more info contact breeding.evaluations@dairyco.org.uk