EBV for conformation (LDC)

Since 1999, the breeding values for conformation traits resulting from the linear description and classification (LDC) have been estimated using a BLUP-animal model. Conformation traits are divided into five groups (frame, rump, feet & legs, udder and final scores). In each of these groups, breeding values are estimated jointly for all traits (multiple trait model). The evaluation includes data of the linear description from all lactations.