Historical overview of the selection indices applied in pig breeding
Kulcsszavak:pig, selection index, blup, economic methodology
Authors summarized the different breeding methods used in the pig breeding sector during the last few decades. Advantages and disadvantages of the conventional selection index procedures were summarized. The superiority of BLUP breeding values over the simple phenotypic measurements are clarified. The economic aspects of the different traits are also examined and the currently most up to date economic BLUP indices were also introduced.