n Stockfarm - A sought-after breed for crossbreeding - focus on..

Volume 7 Number 7
  • ISSN : 2221-7304



Crossbreeding is becoming more attractive in the beef production industry as an instrument to improve productivity through heterosis and to combine the traits of specific breeds to meet the requirements of different environments and markets. There is however a stern warning that if the breeds that are popular in crossbreeding programmes do not keep up with the modern development of improved genetics which makes it possible to select superior animals for the economically important traits, they may lose their popularity with commercial breeders.

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