By Dirk Willem Rosie
The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) took a step at its annual general meeting in Saumur last week towards the re-establishment of ‘Interstallion’ and, thus, towards the development of international breeding values.
Nordic Breeding Value
Even the northern European studbooks (Swedish Warmblood, Danish Warmblood, Norwegian Warmblood and Finnish Warmblood), that have taken these new initiatives have not yet succeeded in achieving a Nordic breeding value. The Scandinavian pioneers want to be happy, but you can’t just throw data together from four different systems, and divide by four. It costs money to merge different calculations and distil a meaningful result, and the Scandinavian desire to achieve a cross-border breeding value estimation has, so far, run into a lack of money...To read the complete article you need to be a subscriberCLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO BREEDING NEWS
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