TITLE

Beef sire values point to better dairy calving

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;9/29/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the advantages of using estimated breeding values in selecting beef sires for dairy herds which were discussed by Signet breeding manager Sam Boon during the Dairy Event held in Great Britain. He justifies the ability of using easy-calving beef sire in reducing labor requirements and improved productivity. It is said that selecting bulls for other traits, including growth rate and masculine, would mean calves grew into better finishing cattle and will help increase returns.
ACCESSION #
22862255

 

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