Table 2 Mean, minimum, and maximum of each trait in each year (cycle) of evaluation
WQS C1WQS C2WQS C3WQS C4
TraitUnitsMeanMinMaxS/σPaMeanMinMaxS/σPMeanMinMaxS/σPMeanMinMaxS/σP
Silage yieldMg ha−17.25.78.50.748.98.510.50.249.75.3121.178.76.110.50.81
Dry matter%32.126.642.00.0739.533.549.2−0.3434.129.339.80.4436.930.143.70.31
NDF%53.348.258.5−0.2350.546.755.4−1.1146.942.951.1−0.3544.842.049.30.23
ADF%b26.223.629.7−1.0424.722.127.7−0.4223.021.425.80.24
IVTD%70.965.975.00.2682.480.086.21.0778.676.181.50.2681.178.283.7−0.33
CP%7.26.38.0−0.188.07.28.80.157.06.28.1−0.246.96.27.50.51
Starch%21.912.730.6−0.0127.920.833.70.6130.52034.90.3731.425.235.70.04
  • a A standardized selection differential was calculated for each cycle by dividing the selection differential by the phenotypic SD.

  • b ADF was not measured in WQS C1.