Beef sire values point to better dairy calving

September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/29/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p46
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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.


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