Computer exercises

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The computer exercises can be used in computer labs or for demonstrations. The following topics are covered

Prediction of breeding values - BLUP

In these exercises the students set up the mixed model equations for small numerical examples and use Microsoft Excel Matrix operations to get solutions - to predict BLUP breeding values. The assignment includes examples of different BLUP models. The assignment is given as a Pdf document and the solution to each exercise in a separate Excel-file. The exercises were provided by the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercise 1: Sire model with no fixed effects                                          Exercise 1 Solution

Exercise 2: Sire model with fixed effect of herd                                     Exercise 2 Solution

Exercise 3: Animal model with herd effect                                             Exercise 3 Solution 

Exercise 4: Animal model with herd effect and relationships                 Exercise 4 Solution                                                  

Breeding plans

In these exercises the students familiarise with a computer lab for estimation of expected genetic gain in cattle breeding, allowing for variable population structures and trait parameters. The assignment is given in a pdf-file and Excel-files are used for calculating genetic gain in one and two traits, respectively.

The exercises are provided by the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercise

Excel file one trait

Excel file two traits

PowerPoint presentations

In this exercise students familiarise with the Microsoft Power Point program for making transparencies or computer based presentations. An introductory manual to power point is provided as a pdf-file.

The exercises are provided by the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) P.O.Box 7023, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercise