Balance fitness and production

Lawrence, Chrissie
February 2007
Farmers Weekly;2/2/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 5, p40
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the genetic improvement of cattle production traits highlighted at the British Cattle Breeders Conference in Shropshire, England in January 2007. Eileen Wall of Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) emphasized that the use of restricted indices can prevent the genetic decline in functional traits. There is a negative correlation between angularity and lifespan, while breeding for yield is unlikely to produce life-long cows according to Marjorie Faust of ABS Global.


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