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Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2013 Nov;29(3):493-516. doi: 10.1016/j.cvfa.2013.07.012. Epub 2013 Sep 4.

Considerations related to breed or biological type.

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Department of Animal Science, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA. Electronic address: alvaneenennaam@ucdavis.edu.

Abstract

This article reviews the literature on breed, biological type, and breeding system and their impact on female fertility, especially as they relate to heifer development. The attributes of different breeding systems and their appropriate use is discussed. In addition, the extant and emerging selection tools that are available for replacement heifer selection are reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Biological type; Breed; Complementarity; Crossbreeding; Expected progeny difference (EPD); Genomics; Heterosis

PMID:
24182431
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvfa.2013.07.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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