Table 3 Broad-sense heritability on a family-mean basis (H) and genomic heritability (Embedded Image) for each trait in each selection cycle of the WQS selection program and Embedded Image across cycles
Silage YieldDry MatterNDFADFIVTDCPStarch
CycleHEmbedded ImageHEmbedded ImageHEmbedded ImageHEmbedded ImageHEmbedded ImageHEmbedded ImageHEmbedded Image
WQS C10.43a0.730.33b0.380.540.58
WQS C2000.710.530.520.040.490.050.520.010.730.570.710.21
WQS C30.590.160.820.420.3400.3500.4800.600.100.660.31
WQS C40.330.060.640.690.4100.4100.590.270.3200.610.81
Across cycles0.110.420.010.060.020.230.18
  • a Not enough individuals were genotyped in cycle 1 to calculate Embedded Image.

  • b ADF was not measured in WQS C1.