This factsheet describes ways to rank dairy sires using genetic selection indices based on financial investment methods versus Lifetime Net Merit. The factsheet also discusses a spreadsheet that contains the calculations. Written by Michael Schmitt and Albert De Vries, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, May 2021.
Schmitt, M. R., P. M. VanRaden, and A. De Vries. 2019. "Ranking Sires Using Genetic Selection Indices Based on Financial Investment Methods versus Lifetime Net Merit." J. Dairy Sci. 102 (10): 9060-9075. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-16081