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Table 2 Age (in years) and number of effective generations known (in years) in pedigrees per breed and category of candidates

From: Optimized diffusion of buck semen for saving genetic variability in selected dairy goat populations

Breed Category Age Average Age St. dev. No of effective generations Average No of effective generations St. dev.
Alpine Tested bucks 5.7 1.1 7.6 0.4
Alpine Young bucks 1.6 0.1 8.5 0.4
Alpine Dams 3.0 1.3 6.7 2.8
Saanen Tested bucks 5.2 1.5 6.9 0.5
Saanen Young bucks 1.6 0.1 8.0 0.4
Saanen Dams 2.9 1.3 6.5 2.9