Notes and Glossary

Here we report the explanation of the abbreviations and technical words used throughout ICBF web site

  • AI Code = Artificial Insemination Code: assigned by the government to any domestic or imported bull
  • BCS = Body Condition Score
  • BD = Body Depth
  • CIS = Calving Interval and Survival: used to define the joint reliability and number of daughters used in the evaluation of CIV and SUV traits
  • CIV = Calving Interval
  • CW = Chest Width
  • EBI = Economic Breeding Index: official selection index in Ireland
  • FA = Foot Angle
  • FU = Fore Udder
  • HBNO = Herd Book Number
  • Heifer = young cow that has not yet given birth to a calf
  • PD = Predicted Difference
  • RA = Rump Angle
  • RLRV = Rear Leg Rear View
  • RLS = Rear Leg Set
  • RUH = Rear Udder Height
  • RW = Rump Width
  • Sire = the father of a bull or cow
  • SUV = Survival Rate
  • TL = Teat Length
  • TP = Teat Placement
  • UD = Udder Depth
  • US = Udder Support