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Proposed economic selection indices for the Simmentaler breed in South Africa

  • 2007
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 37
J.F. Kluyts, F.W.C. Neser and M.J. Bradfield Page: 122 - 131

The development of economic selection indices for an integrated Simmentaler production system was described. The breeding objective was defined in terms of production-, functional- and product quality traits. Criteria included in the total index were birth- and weaning weight (direct…

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