predicted difference


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predicted difference

predicting the improvement in production of the offspring as compared with that of the dam's which will result with the use of a particular sire. The estimate is based on the actual performance of the male in this regard, as measured on a sample of his offspring.
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The predicted difference scattering for the MWC theory is shown along with that of our "best" model in Fig.
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