Crossbreeding: Fast way to up functional traits

Long, Jonathan
January 2007
Farmers Weekly;1/26/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 4, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a route offered in crossbreeding which helps boost cow's functional traits such as fertility and udder health. It states that breed improvement must be conducted in purebreds to ensure that there will be sufficient gene pool to take for the next crossbreeding programmes. Professor Torstein Steine of Geno Global considers rotational crossing as the best breeding option.


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