Optimize cow herd; stop maximizing

Maupin, Katie
February 2011
Michigan Farmer (0026-2153);Feb2011, pBP11
The article discusses the significance of optimizing cow herds through avoiding extremes and single-trait selection with the use of formulated genetic selection tools.


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