Breeding+ worksheet 1 - inbreeding level calculator

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 worksheet provides a proforma for the calcualtor of inbreeding levels of a proposed mating.

Factsheet 5 of Breeding+ explains the calculation of inbreeding levels. While producers who milk recording are able to access individual cow inbreeding information on their Herd Genetic Report. For further inofrmation please contact DairyCo Evaluations on breeding.evaluations@dairyco.org.uk