Variance components estimation

The applications of mixed models for animal breeding have motivated several of the developments in mixed model estimation.

In animal breeding, the estimation of genetic parameters is synonymous with the estimation of variance components.

Variance components was estimated by the Restricted Maximum Likelihood (REML) procedure, using the ASreml.

Find the original publication

N. I. Ramatsoma, C. B. Banga and others, Open Journal of Animal Science, Volume 5, 2015, Pages 242-248.