Developments in genetic evaluation of dairy cattle

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Abstract

Genetic improvement of dairy cattle is an important tool for improving profitability and sustainability and for reducing the environmental impact of dairy farming. It provides the underlying base upon which management decisions are overlaid and veterinary input is administered. As genetic improvement techniques are refined and become more powerful it is vital that all participants in food production on-farm are aware of the genetic differences between animals and take genetics into account when formulating management strategies such as feeding, housing and health treatments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages157-160
Number of pages4
Publication statusPrint publication - Nov 2007

Bibliographical note

Export Date: 31 March 2019

Correspondence Address: Coffey, M.P.; Edinburgh Genetic Evaluation Services, Sir Steven Watson Building, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 OPH, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Dairy cattle
  • Genetic improvement
  • Genetic markers
  • Predicted transmitting ability
  • Animalia
  • Bos

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