Fertility & Genetics: Become Familiar with the Different Traits that have Produced a Major Success Story
The most important improvement over the past 20 years ensuring the Holstein retains its position as the world’s premier dairy cow has been in the area of her fertility. Credit for turning around the declining trend for fertility that threatened the breed’s future goes to the genetic evaluations that have made selection for this trait possible. Although terminology and the exact definitions may vary among the leading Holstein countries the results have been uniformly positive.
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