Best Lineair Unbiased Prediction (BLUP)

December 3 2005 | Breeding

The new Best Lineair Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) was introduced recently by Guðlaugur Antonsson, the Icelandic Horse Breeding Advisor. Horses from eleven countries were included in the breeding evaluation: Austria, Germany, Great-Britain, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. Þorvaldur Árnason has written detailed information on the International BLUP. Read more about it in WorldFengur News. The new BLUP is available now in WorldFengur.
It is also possible now to do a Virtual Mate Selection (VMS) with a special program developed by Þorvaldur Árnason and is based on the WorldFengur data. The program computes the genetic relationship and the inbreeding coefficient between possible parents and generates a BLUP index for the potential offspring.